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The land of Chup

In May 2011, members of Kabir Kala Manch (KKM), a group of Dalit protest singers and poets from Pune, were accused by the police of being Naxalites. Two KKM members have been in prison for more than a year, while… Continue Reading →

India’s uncomfortable truths on film

Sukhdev Sandhu guardian.co.uk, Friday 8 June 2012 A look at the career of revolutionary Indian documentary film-maker Anand Patwardhan Police at a demonstration in India (from the film Jai Bhim Comrade) Photograph: Anand Patwardhan Anand Patwardhan, whose work will be… Continue Reading →

Appeal for support–Anti Nuke Activist in Coma

by Kamayani Bali Mahabal on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 My friend and anti nuke activist Satish ( 31) , was found unconscious on 11th may , at vasai rd highway and has been in coma since then.He ahs got 2 blood clots… Continue Reading →

Manmohan Singh Japan jao, Japan jaa ke sushikhao: Anti-nuke activists

  Published: Monday, May 21, 2012, 9:00 IST By DNA Correspondent | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Anti-nuclear demonstrators gathered on Sunday evening at Dadar’s Chaityabhoomi along with National Award-winning filmmaker Anand Patwardhan, activist Dr Binayak Sen and his wife Ilina, and… Continue Reading →

Binayak Sen and Anand Patwardhan urge Mumbai to support of Anti Nuke Protesters in Koondakulam

On  May 20th 2012 (Sunday), the An Urgent Appeal to the Conscience of the Nation on Koodankulam , signed by eminent Indians like Prashant Bhushan, Vandana Shiva, Aruna Roy, Binayak Sen, Anand Patwardhan, Admiral Ramdas, Lalita Ramdas, Narayan Desai, Surendra Gadekar,… Continue Reading →

Sunday Suggestion for Mumbai- May 20th, a rare opportunity not be MISSED

Dear Mumbaikars How about a Play and Protest on a  Sunday evening May 20th at Dadar, Mumbai a RARE COMBINATION NOT BE MISSED     Premiere – “Shivaji Underground in Bhimnagar” Most historical figures that we worship today were pro-human…. Continue Reading →

Anand Patwardhan’s paean to Dalits, that took 14 years to compose

A Song that will be sung Anand Patwardhan’s paean to Dalits, that took 14 years to compose, probes even as it praises, says Saroj Giri in Tehelka Tragic remains People killed in the police firing in Ramabai Colony in 1997 THERE IS an entrenched tendency… Continue Reading →

Ghatkopar’s Ramabai Nagar: Where the Republic still lives

Feb 2, 2012,  By Javed Iqbal, Mumbai, DNA Early on the morning of July 11, 1997, at Ramabai Nagar in Ghatkopar, a woman claimed to see the statue of iconic leader BR Ambedkar desecrated. Within a few hours, angry Dalits… Continue Reading →

A film with a difference – Priyanka Borpujari

28, Januray 2012, The Hindu It took 14 years to make the 200-minute-long documentary “Jai Bhim Comrade” on Dalits. Director Anand Patwardhan explains why. On January 9, in the bylanes of Byculla‘s BIT Chawl, a documentary was premiered after sundown…. Continue Reading →


  Anand Patwardhans new documentary,14 years in the making,is on the continuing struggle of the Dalit community in Maharashtra Jyoti Punwani Garbage,slums,weather-beaten faces talking with pride and anger;above all full-throated songs recounting the life of Bhimrao Ambedkar and all the… Continue Reading →

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