Events : Indian Films

Screening of the film “The Die is Caste” by Mr. Ranjan Kamath

Held on Friday, 18th February, 2011 at 6.00 pm

On Friday, 18th February, 2011 at 6:00 pm, Bangalore International Centre had arranged screening of a film “The Die is Caste” directed by Mr. Ranjan Kamath.

Against the backdrop of Bihar in late ’90-s, the documentary explored the dynamics of the caste conflicts, the resultant cruel exploitation of the dalits, the emergence of Maoist groups to resist the exploitative practices of the upper caste power-centres and the origin of the Ranvir Sena to help the Bhumihars to cling on to their position. It was easy to see in this context the growth of the Red Corridor all along those areas where tribals and other marginalized groups were getting exploited over a very long period.

During the interactive session with the Director of the film, Ranjan Kamath, it became clear that Maoism has grown more because of exploitation and lack of governance and ideology has at best played only a peripheral role.