Interpersonal Relations

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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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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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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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The Final Solution

Final Solution chronicles the politics of hate in Gujarat from Feb/March 2002- July 2003. It is made in two parts: Part one, titled ‘Pride and Genocide’ begins by looking at the Gaurav Yatra (Honour Journey) and then goes back to look at the...
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Parzania

This film is based on the true story of a Parsi family who lose their son during the horrendous violence that gripped Gujarat in 2002. A story that runs parallel to this is that of an American student who has come to Gujarat to learn more about Gandhi...
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Amu

This film shows the touching story of Amu, a young woman who has come from America to understand her roots. Little did she know that her roots were tangled in a murky past of state violence against a community she thought she was far removed from. Language...
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