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11’09″01.September 11

This is a collection of short  films that were made by directors from different parts of the world. It shows different people from different walks of life responding to the 9/11 attack and the aftermath. Language – Multiple Languages; English translation...
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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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Communalism-Illustrated Primer

This interesting and informative book gives a comprehensive account of the history of Communalism in India. It is easy to read and relate to the book since the approach it uses is that of ‘myth’ and ‘fact’ and as the title suggests,...
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The Cry

This is a fictionalised account of a real life incident in Ahmedabad. It is narrated in the voice of Qutubuddin Ansari, a survivor of the 2002 riots who was made famous due to his picture that was published in Indian newspapers. This account describes...
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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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Overcoming Communal Violence: Gujarat Narratives

Two survivors of the pogrom of 2002 in Gujarat share their experiences of the pogrom and its aftermath. They talk about the absolute failure of the State to provide relief and how it tried to persecute the survivors itself. Here they share how they struggled...
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Path to Purpose: Promoting purpose, character and good citizenship in the youth

Bill Damon suggests that motivation in students is related to Purpose, where Purpose is a Super-goal, a goal which organizes many other goals, an ultimate concern or goal that is stable and enduring. Arguing that since adolescence is the period when people...
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