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Present times / directed and produced by Manjira Datta

By: Datta, Manjira [Producer, Director, Camera.].
Contributor(s): Chatterjee, Bablu [Editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Magic Lantern Foundation ; distributed by Under Construction, 1998Description: 1 videodisc (50 min) ; sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Other title: Samakal.Genre/Form: Feature films -- Feminism. | Short films -- Social change. | Short films -- Land reform -- West Bengal -- India. | Short films -- Property rights -- West Bengal -- India.DDC classification: Online resources: Table of contents Summary: The crisis in West Bengal’s much celebrated land reform and distribution programme and women’s struggle for their right to land in the face of rampant dowry practice and escalating violence against them in the present times. The film documents the demand for equal rights to land and productive resources of the state by the peasant women of West Bengal, India. The film follows a probing, inter-active research with women in rural areas who redefine the necessity of equal rights in the present climate of social change, crisis and sweeping globalisation.
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DVD DVD Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
A00257 (Browse shelf) P8 Available A00257

"English (subtitled), 50 min, 1998, India"--Container.

The crisis in West Bengal’s much celebrated land reform and distribution programme and women’s struggle for their right to land in the face of rampant dowry practice and escalating violence against them in the present times.
The film documents the demand for equal rights to land and productive resources of the state by the peasant women of West Bengal, India. The film follows a probing, inter-active research with women in rural areas who redefine the necessity of equal rights in the present climate of social change, crisis and sweeping globalisation.

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