Showing 6 Result(s)
Features

Covid-19 plus Ramayan: Adding insult to injury

amaretal ramayana

  Amarnath Sandipamu & Deepu Myneni  (Round Table India is doing a series to put together the Bahujan perspective on the Coronavirus pandemic) Anu Ramdas: It is well known that pandemics can and do facilitate totalitarian regimes to accelerate their ideologies when society is under the threat of the disease. We wanted to document the …

Features

The ‘Dirt’ in The Dirty Picture: Caste, Gender and Silk Smitha – Part 2

Jenny_2

Jenny Rowena Continued from here. My only preparation was to constantly tell myself that I love my body. And I was going to use it as a tool to get what I wanted in life and I was not going to be apologetic about it. So that was what Silk is for me. Therefore there is …

Educate, Agitate, Organize

Popular Culture and Ideology: The Phenomenon of Gaddar

g2

  P Kesava Kumar (First published in February 2010) The cultural sphere has its own advantage over politics in terms of pulling people into its fold. Through his songs and cultural performances, Gummadi Vittal Rao, popularly known as “Gaddar”, the Telugu poet singer, maintains the historical continuity of people’s lives and their struggles. He brings politics into everyday life situations and …

Features

The Touch of Ambedkar (part I)

default image

by Thamburaj Dharmaraj  The assignment is of performing the story of Ambedkar in a folk art form, shadow puppetry.  Shadow puppet theatre is widely held in the southern districts of Tamilnadu.  Though it is prevalent in most of the South Asian countries it is habitually getting ostracized in the villages and performance opportunity is on …