Fear

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Talk by Navsharan Singh on the Prevalence of Sexual Violence in Conflict

In this reflective and perceptive talk, Navsharan Singh provides an in-depth analysis of the effect conflict situations like wars, pogroms, and riots have on women’s lives, an effect that is hardly spoken about. She draws on her own experiences of conducting...
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Talk by Urvashi Butalia on Partition,1947: A Country and a Family Divided

In this insightful and moving talk, Urvashi Butalia shares her family’s experience of Partition. She contextualizes the violence and its deep effects on shaping people’s lives through her own dilemmas, anxieties, confusion and movement into clarity....
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Talk by Uma Chakravarty on the Anti- Sikh Pogrom in Delhi in 1984

In this informative and reflective video, Uma Chakravarty shares her early experiences of the Partition and then moves on to draw parallels and delve deeper into the violence against Sikhs in 1984 in Delhi. She recalls the participation of students in...
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Lecture by Harsh Mander on Minorities

This informative lecture looks at the contemporary situation of minorities in the country while tracing the exclusions that they have faced historically. Access Location(s) – Youtube Author(s)/Editor(s)/Director(s) – Publisher/Producer –...
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Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai

This documentary provides a comprehensive narrative of the violence that gripped Muzaffarnagar in 2013. Nuanced in its depiction, it examines the role played by political parties in UP, the general elections that were coming up, threats of sexual harassment...
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Father, Son and Holy War

This informative documentary that has been made in two parts examines how masculinity is invoked to stoke communal passions. It also describes the lengths people go to to justify patriarchal pressures and prejudices spread through religion. Language –...
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Colder Than Ice

This is the story of Ishwar Singh who has just returned from the pillage that he took part in as riots ravage the village during the period of the Partition of the country. He is very triumphant about his participation and he extols his deeds infront...
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Spirits of Shah-e-Alam Camp

This story which was written in June 2002 as a response to the violence in Gujarat is the story of different spirits who come to visit Shah-e-Alam, a dargah that was turned into a refugee camp. The spirits include those of parents who have come to visit...
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31st October 1984 excerpt from the book I Accuse..

Jarnail Singh describes the painfully scarring days he and his family had to face after Indira Gandhi’s assassination. He describes how they had to hide like criminals in their own house, in a colony that they had lived in all their lives, surrounded...
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Pages Stained With Blood

This is an episodic novel that describes the anti-Sikh pogrom of 1984 which is pieced together from first person accounts of victims and newspaper reports. The story follows a young Assamese woman who teaches at Delhi University and is also a writer. She...
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