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International Journal of Humanities and Arts

Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2021)

Voices from the Margins: The Dalit struggles in Shudra: The Rising

Author(s):

Ujjwal Biswas

Abstract:

This article explores the poignant portrayal of caste-based oppression and the relentless fight for dignity and justice within the Hindi-language film Shudra: The Rising (2012), directed by Sanjiv Jaiswal. Set in ancient India, the film highlights the systemic discrimination and brutal treatment faced by the Shudras, delving into their social, economic, and cultural marginalisation. This article examines the film's narrative techniques, character development, and socio-political commentary to understand its critique of the caste system. By situating the film within the broader context of Dalit literature and cinema, this study underscores the importance of authentic representation and the role of art in fostering social awareness and change. Through detailed analysis, the article reveals how Shudra: The Rising not only reflects historical injustices but also serves as a powerful medium for advocating Dalit empowerment and challenging the entrenched caste hierarchy in modern Indian society.

Pages: 43-46  |  61 Views  28 Downloads


International Journal of Humanities and Arts
How to cite this article:
Ujjwal Biswas. Voices from the Margins: The Dalit struggles in Shudra: The Rising. Int. J. Humanit. Arts 2021;3(1):43-46. DOI: 10.33545/26647699.2021.v3.i1a.73
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