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Serious Men – Not so Serious about Dalit Realities

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Neeraj Bunkar The recently released ‘Serious Men’ is an Indian Hindi language comedy drama film directed by Sudhir Mishra. The film is based on a book of the same name by Manu Joseph. This movie revolves around the issue of child genius scams. Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Ayyan Mani) plays a migrant Tamil Dalit man who lives …

Features

Kaala: Debrahmanizing Indian ‘Popular’ Culture

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  N Sukumar & Shailaja Menon The usual template in many a ‘mainstream’ Indian film in any language is similar. The standard star-crossed heterosexual lovers, dance around the trees in sylvan surroundings, facing family opposition, the stern patriarch, the simpering and cowering females and finally the great Indian wedding. The sole criterion is entering the …

Assertion

Ranjith’s Kaala is a call for collective action: A felt review

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R Karthick Narayanan A good movie often has a tendency to leave you affected when you leave the cinema hall. Among such movies, some make the audience express sympathy towards the subjects in the movie, others make us empathize with the subjects in the movie, but very few movies have the ability to provoke you …

Atrocities

Forceful Eviction of a Dalit Community in Indore

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  Issues of Land Grab and Forceful Eviction of Dalit Community and Consequent Death of a Young Dalit A Fact Finding Mission on Chander Prabha Shekhar Nagar, Indore 25-26 September, 2015 Written and Compiled by Judith AnneKamalchand Kispotta ~ Fact Finding Team AnjaliAnand LakhanKamalchand KispottaJudith Anne National Dalit Movement for Justice –National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights ~ …