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Art of the Oppressed: Politics of Existence

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  B. Prabakaran Why does Sarpatta hold an important place in Tamil film history? It not only has convincing arguments for Dalits and women but also raises questions against dominant images and ideas. A Tamil film, Unnal Mudiyum Thambi (‘you can do it brother’), released 33 years ago was directed by a prominent dialogue writer-cum-director …

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Sarpatta Parambarai: A punch in the face of Savarna Parampara

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JS Vinay “Be thy own light- Atta Deepa Bhava” ~ Buddha “You must abolish your slavery yourselves. Do not depend for its abolition upon god or a superman. Remember that it is not enough that people are numerically in the majority. They must be always watchful, strong and self-respecting to attain and maintain success. We …

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Synthetic Bodies Against Discrimination in Sarpatta and Toofan

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  Ajay Pateer Following the innumerable COVID-19 deaths across the country during the second wave, more Indians are getting health conscious than there used to be. There is a noticeable rise in fitness cultures. People can be seen walking, running and cycling on public roads in urban spaces since aerobic exercises help us strengthen our …

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‘Life of an Outcast’- A challenge to the popular Hindi cinema

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  Neeraj Bunkar   Cinema is the reflection of the society, which manifests the realities of the actual world. There are multiple methods of filmmaking. In the popular Hindi cinema, caste-based realities are often ignored. In the case where caste is being discussed, it is a high probability that Dalits will be shown as submissive …

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Why Pariyerum Perumal made me uncomfortable?

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  Adhvaidha K Pariyerum Perumal is a recently released Tamil movie directed by Mari Selvaraj and produced by director Pa. Ranjith’s Neelam Productions. The film by upholding anti-caste politics and Ambedkarite ideology was well-received by Tamil audience. After a long wait, I went onto watch the film but ended up being disappointed, as I felt, …

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Kaala: Construct of Ambedkarite leadership by Pa Ranjith

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  Mahipal Mahamatta If we look at the history of more than 100 years of Indian cinema, we will find that Caste has been blatantly sidelined from it. Kancha Ilaiah had staid that mainstream history of India, is a history of the upper castes and there is no space for Dalits and Bahujans in it. …