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Little republics : a series of three films / directed by Gautam Sonti ; produced by Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samatha Society, Hyderabad.

Contributor(s): Sonti, Gautam [direction,, editing.] | Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samatha Society (Hyderabad, India).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: New Delhi : Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samatha Society, distributed by Under Construction, 2004Description: 1 videodisc of 1 (DVD) (ca. 67 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Women -- Political activity -- India -- Telangana -- Feature films | Panchayat -- India -- Telangana -- Feature films | -- Women in development -- India -- Telangana -- Feature films | Women in panchayat IndiaGenre/Form: Nonfiction films.DDC classification:
Contents:
Part 1: Caste (25 minutes) -- Part 2: Family (21 minutes) -- Part 3: Politics (21 minutes)
Production Credits: Producer Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samatha Society ; direction, camera & editing Gautam Sonti.
Summary: With the adoption of the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution of India in 1993, it became mandatory to reserve seats in Panchayats (local elected governing bodies) for oppressed sections of society. One-third of all seats were reserved for women and seats were reserved for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in proportion to their populations. This far-reaching policy of positive discrimination has been sabotaged in many parts of the country by male family members, upper caste men and politicians, who field proxy candidates. The films revolve around the experiences of a few elected scheduled caste and scheduled tribe women in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. Through an ethnography of four villages, we look at the way in which power is controlled and misused - in the home, community and outside world.
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DVD DVD Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bangalore
A00232 (Browse shelf) L9 Available A00232

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Part 1: Caste (25 minutes) -- Part 2: Family (21 minutes) -- Part 3: Politics (21 minutes)

Producer Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samatha Society ; direction, camera & editing Gautam Sonti.

With the adoption of the 73rd Amendment to the Constitution of India in 1993, it became mandatory to reserve seats in Panchayats (local elected governing bodies) for oppressed sections of society. One-third of all seats were reserved for women and seats were reserved for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in proportion to their populations.

This far-reaching policy of positive discrimination has been sabotaged in many parts of the country by male family members, upper caste men and politicians, who field proxy candidates.

The films revolve around the experiences of a few elected scheduled caste and scheduled tribe women in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. Through an ethnography of four villages, we look at the way in which power is controlled and misused - in the home, community and outside world.

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