ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Remembering Sudesh Vaid

Her death last year, from cancer, at the age of 61, was a deep political loss that left a personal void and even ended a life-world for many people. Each of us has our private and collective memories of Sudesh, and sorting through the years of friendship, political sharing, the large memories and the small memories, is not an exercise that can be easily undertaken or ever completed.

'Godmother': Contesting Communal Politics in Drought Land

'Godmother' - the film reflects the growing politicisation of the Mer community in Saurashtra, against the backdrop of increasing community loyalties and communal divisions in the region. The story of the trials and struggles of Rambhi, who rises from poverty to an underworld don, is also the story of gender oppression that inevitably follows from such narrow loyalties. What is relegated to the background and what Rambhi accomplishes is a re-focus on real issues that matter - land and water.
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