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Gamak Ghar and Remembrance of Things Past

Watching Gamak Ghar, the author attempts a reconciliation with abandoned origins, an uprooted childhood and the undispersed family that used to be.

Bahujan Representation on the Big Screen: A Reading List

With the release of films like Sairat (2016) and Kaala (2018), Indian cinema is taking a step towards acknowledging stories from the margins. However, what does it mean in terms of representation and forging a path towards equality?

Dalit Narrative and Dalit Representation in Indian Cinema

While Hollywood has begun making some amends for the poor representation of marginalised communities, Indian cinema has a long way to go.

The Birth of the Dalit Protagonist

Born as a reaction to caste violence, the figure of the Dalit protagonist has come full circle—no longer hateful, it is creative and begets life.

Indian Cinema and the Bahujan Spectatorship

Bahujan spectatorship relates to an oppositional gaze and a political strategy of Bahujans to reject the Brahminical representation of caste and marginalised communities in Indian cinema. It is also an inverted methodology to document a different sociopolitical Bahujan experience of consuming popular cinema.

Representations of Empire

Colonial India and the Making of Empire Cinema: Image, Ideology and Identity by Prem Chowdhry; Vistaar Publications, New Delhi, 2001; pp 294, Rs 450.

Celluloid Chronicles

The Cinemas of India (1896-2000) by Yves Thoraval; Macmillan India Limited, 2000, reprinted 2001 (twice); pp xx + 507, Rs 450.

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