Poetry and Movie Screening I 6.30 PM I 9 I Nov
The Alternative Law Forum invites you to a poetry reading by Sabita
followed by the screening of ‘Caste on the Menu’
at 6.30pm on 09/11/2015 (Monday)
at the Alternative Law Forum
Sabitha TP is a poet and writer and an assistant professor of English at the University of Delhi and also a Commonwealth Scholar at University College London, researching 19th century Indian colonial art.
She was first published at age 15 in Kerala Kavita, then edited by the late eminent Modernist poet, Ayyappa Paniker. Among numerous accolades, Sabitha has been the recipient of the Charles Wallace Fellowship at the University of Oxford, the Paul Mellon Fellowship at the University of Yale, the Sarai Independent Fellowship in Delhi and the Graduate School Award at University College London.
Sabitha is passionate about the politics of resistance and equal rights, her brief poetry reading followed by an interactive talk will focus on the burgeoning anti-fascist resistance in Modified India, some of this activity being curated by her — and one of ALF’s own founders, Lawrence Liang — and many other distinguished litterateurs, artists and intellectuals:http://
Caste on the Menu
Caste on the Menu Card is a 21-minute documentary film made by students of the School of Media and Cultural Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), focuses on beef-eating practices in Mumbai. It portrays the prevalence of caste differentiation in food choices of people in Mumbai, how it causes exclusion, and touches upon concerns related to livelihood, social inclusion and human rights.
It was the only film out of 35 others, which failed to get an exemption permission for a screening at 12th Jeevika Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival, which is organised by Centre for Civil Society.
After it failed to get exemption permission the makers of the film decided to screen independent at the Jawaharlal Nehru University and for that they got permission from the hostel warden but just before the film is to be screened the officials revoked the permission.
Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA) of JNU alleged that the administration had given permission for the screening at 9.30 PM on the lawns of the campus’s Sabarmati Hostel followed by a discussion, the nod was revoked few hours before the screening. BAPSA alleged that the warden had acted under political pressure from outside.
The film was however screened defying the orders of the authority.