Caste is not dead yet! : A Documentary Screening and Discussion on the 'Idea of Caste' in India

Dr. Santhosh Abraham
Wed, 31st Oct, 2018 3:45 pmAdd to Calendar 2018-10-31 15:45:17 2018-10-31 15:45:17 Title Description Location IIT Palakkad UTC public
Wed, 31st Oct, 2018 5:30 pm


4.00 - 4.15 p.m  -  A Review of the Idea of Caste in India : Santhosh Abraham

4.15  - 5.10 p.m -   Documentary Screening – India Untouched: Stories of a People Apart (55 Min) (Director – Stalin K)

5.10  - 5.30 p.m  -  Open Discussion


About the Documentary

‘India Untouched – Stories of a People Apart’ is a comprehensive look at untouchability in India. Director Stalin spent four years traveling the length and breadth of the country to expose the continued oppression of Dalits, ‘the broken people’, who suffer under a 4,000-year-old religious system. It exposes the continuation of caste practices and untouchability in Sikhism, Christianity and Islam, and even amongst the Communists in Kerala. Dalits themselves are not let off the hook. Spanning eight states and four religions, ‘India Untouched’ will make it impossible for anyone to deny that untouchability continues to be practiced in India. In an age where the media projects only one image of “rising” or “poised” India, this film reminds us how far the country is from being an equal society. Traveling through eight states and four religions, this film is a serious exploration of caste oppression.

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