Documentary film screening and discussion with Nicolas Jaoul

Filmas Sardarji LaukahaShot in the late 1990s, Sangharsh takes us deep into the lifeworld of Dalit Panther activists in Uttar Pradesh. One is taken on a rough trip in the slums and villages where they are spreading the revolutionary anti-caste messages of Ambedkar, encouraging Dalits to assert one's humanity, while caste humiliation, exploitation and violence remain always around the corner.

Nicolas Jaoul is a french anthropologist based at CNRS/EHESS (Paris), who has specialized on the anti-caste movement in India. He was trained in the anthropological film school of Jean Rouch. Sangharsh, his first long feature movie, was shot during his PhD fieldwork in Kanpur, during four years in the late 1990s, and edited in 2017.

Presentation will take place at 14:30 on the 10th of May, in Hindi k. aud., Institute of Asian and Transcultural Studies.


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