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Jayanti Movie- Re-emergence of Lost Voices

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  Mithun Nagwanshi & Ajay Choudhary Ideologies often get spread through different media to register their presence in the life world of members of society. Cinema is also one of the powerful ideological apparatuses to create sensitivity and emotions among the audiences. Historically, it has been revealed that cinema was used as an instrument not …

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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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Documenting Bahujan Musical Instruments

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Dr. Chandraiah Gopani The book under review entitled ‘Mula Dhwani’ (Aboriginal Sound) is edited by Jayadhir Thirumal Rao and Guduru Manoja. This book was released in 2019, both in Telugu and English with the same title. In the absence of studies on Bahujan Musical Traditions, the book is a unique work in documenting more than …

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How to turn a murder into suicide: Sumitra Bhave’s ‘Kasav’

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Rahul Gaikwad Every now and then one comes across some or the other celebrated so-called progressive leader/writer/activist who turns out to be absolutely shallow, superfluous and even hypocritical upon closer examination. This has been the case with Vijay Tendulkar and his Kanyadaan drama; or Pandit Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade where he portrayed Ambedkarite assertion …

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Palasa 1978 – A story of Revolt-Reform-Revenge, and beyond that

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Sudhanshu Singh Palasa 1978 is an excellent and rare example of Bahujan culture and agony depicted in mainstream cinema. There have been movies before that have depicted lives of the working class but none depicts their lives as well as culture with explicit truthfulness and a message that is like a ‘fusillade of pistol shots’. …

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Palasa 1978: A Bahujan resistance against caste supremacy

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Shiva Thrishul The film speaks about Bahujan resistance against the dominance of caste feudal lords across generations in a town in Andhra Pradesh. The enslavement of the Bahujan bodies for the political gains of privileged castes, upper-caste exploitation of the Bahujan labour force, the abuse of Bahujan muscle power, deceptive and treacherous nature of the …

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Reading ‘Guja-ratri: Reflections on Moditva’

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Noel Mariam George The book ‘Guja-ratri: Reflections on Moditva’ attempts to uncover the darkness that has engulfed the country since the rise of Motiva through a series of 17 articles. The attempt of this review is to look at the book through three conceptual frameworks. Deconstructing the Binary of Dalit-Muslim The book begins with Ambedkar’s …

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दलित का बेटा हूँ साहेब, शब्दों की रांपी ज़रा तेज है

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  गुरिंदर आज़ाद के काव्य संग्रह ‘कंडीशन्स अप्लाई’ की समीक्षा Anita Bharti (अनिता भारती) युवा क्रांतिकारी कवि गुरिंदर आज़ाद दलित मुद्दों पर जितनी पावरफुल फिल्म बनाते है उतनी ही पावरफुल उनकी कविताएं है। क्योंकि कवि एक जागरुक सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता भी है इसलिए सामाजिक बदलाव व चेतना के जितने आयाम है वह उनसे रोज़-ब-रोज़ रुबरु होता …