Undergraduates and above

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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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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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Overcoming Communal Violence: Bhagalpur Narratives

A team of Aman Sathis from Bhagalpur, Bihar narrate their experiences of the riots and how Muslims were targeted. They talk about how these riots were different from past riots and were much more vicious in their intent. Heartwrenching in places, this...
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Civil Society and State- A Lesson from Gujarat- Harsh Mander

In this insightful talk, Harsh Mander talks about the 2002 pogrom in Gujarat. He examines the State and the complete lack of accountability it showed. Language – English Access Location(s) – Youtube Author(s)/Editor(s)/Director(s) –...
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Formation of Indian Identity- Sohail Hashmi

This engaging talk by Sohail Hashmi uses illustrative examples of everyday things to talk about how our cultures are so mixed and claiming a certain “pure” Indian identity is not possible or accurate. By talking of simple things like chillies,...
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