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Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar Documentary Film Promo

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  Somnath Waghmare   Title of the film – Gail and Bharat Direction and Camera – Somnath Waghmare Editor- Deepu (Pardeep KP) Promo Editor – Shreemith N   Watch the film’s promo here: {youtube}t1CPxb8J8qk{/youtube}   For years, the mainstream media and academia in India have completely overlooked the struggles and agency of the Dalit-Bahujan people. …

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Documentary on Gail Omvedt-Bharat Patankar: An Appeal for Crowdfunding

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  Somnath Waghamare I am Somnath Waghamare, a documentary filmmaker and a research scholar at the School of Social Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Before this, I have worked at the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. I am associated with the anti-caste, progressive and social movement in Maharashtra. I am interested …

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The Dalit liberation Movement in Colonial Period (Part II)

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Gail Omvedt & Bharat Patankar Continued from here. The Rise of Dalit Movements Though attempts were begun by the dalit castes from the late 19th century to organise themselves, the various sections of the dalit liberation movement really began to take off from the 1920s, in the context of the strong social reform and anti-caste …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Jotirao Phule: Shetkaryaca Asud (Part 10)

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Translated by Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar Chapter 5 Our suggestions to the Arya Bhat-Brahmans regarding the Shudra farmers and the remedies which the current government should follow: — Before beginning this final chapter, I would like to make some suggestions to the greatly cunning Arya Bhat-Brahmans of the country, with the aim that they should not obstruct …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Jotirao Phule: Shetkaryaca Asud (Part 9)

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Translated by Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar Well. These days the farmers have to subsist on a bit of leftover bhakri with some red chutney for breakfast; at noon fresh bhakris with some cooked balls of lentils or weak sauce of spiced lentils; at night some jawar or corn granules soaked in clear dal juice; in between, occasionally …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Jotirao Phule: Shetkaryaca Asud (Part 6)

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Translated by Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar Chapter 3 How the Arya Brahmans arrived from Iran and the prior condition of the Shudra peasants; and how the current government constantly levies all kinds of new taxes on the farmers in order to provide whatever pay and pensions their employees want; and how the farmers have been forced into …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Jotirao Phule: Shetkaryaca Asud (Part 5)

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Translated by Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar Both the money-eating government employees who harass the farmers and the completely illiterate farmers who give them bribes out of their dependence get legal punishment. If the cost of the police investigation is born by the bhakri-eating fearful weaponless ruined farmers along with the Bhat Phadke who organized attacks against the unarmed …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Jotirao Phule: Shetkaryaca Asud (Part 4)

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Translated by Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar Chapter 2 Since the white government bureaucrats are mostly in a stupor due to their life of luxury, they have no way of getting any information about the true condition of the farmers, and their overall carelessness allows Brahman employees to dominate all the government departments. Between the two, the farmers …

Dalitbahujan Renaissance

Jotirao Phule: Shetkaryaca Asud (Part 3)

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Translated by Gail Omvedt and Bharat Patankar After that, if some rare combination of sacred events come, the Bhat Brahmans lead so many well-off farmers to Nashik, Wai and other places of pilgrimage and extort large amounts of wealth from them on the pretence of religious donations, wheedling at least one coin from all the …