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Project Heartland 4: Milk and Caste
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Pratik Parmar

Project Heartland captures the struggle of people from marginalised communities, mainly Dalits in Gujarat. It shows the courage and determination of Dalit women and men to assert for their rights despite all odds. By capturing these stories of struggle, Project Heartland wants these brave people to be known, recognised and be seen as inspiration to others. This video covers Episode 4 of the project:


In this YouTube mini series, we shall bring out different stories from the heartland of Gujarat which nobody tells.

Episode 4 tells the story of Dinaben Parmar from Madhugadh village, whose family was socially boycotted for three months. Dinaben fought hard against all the odds and was honoured with the Savitribai Phule award by the National Commission for Women.

Please watch Episode 3 here, Episode 2 here and Episode 1 here.



 Pratik Parmar comes from a Gujarati Dalit family. He has been working in film industry since 2 years and has directed a documentary called ‘No more now’ which was screened at Budapest, Hungary, and Harvard university. Will soon be screened at other film festivals.

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