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Love Jihad
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Love Jihad

by Suman Chakraborty Germination This term “Love Jihad”, first came up in Muzaffarnagar of UP during 1927. Rumors spread that a Hindu woman has married a Muslim man and for that she has converted. People gathered at her house and then it was turned out that she was always a Muslim. 1920 witnessed a flurry of orchestrated propaganda campaigns and popular inflammatory and demagogic appeals by a section of Hindu publicists and Arya Samaj against abductions and conversions of Hindu women by Muslim goondas, ranging from allegations of rape, abduction and elopement, to luring, conversion, love and forced marriages. Drawing on diverse sources like newspapers, pamphlets, meetings, handbills, posters, novels, myths, rumors and gossip, the campaign was able t...
Cinema Garage with Lynne Sachs
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Cinema Garage with Lynne Sachs

In focus: Film about a father who https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz8AWnQYHz0Over a period of 35 years between 1984 and 2019, filmmaker Lynne Sachs shot 8 and 16mm film, videotape and digital images of her father, Ira Sachs Sr., a bon vivant and pioneering businessman from Park City, Utah. FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO is her attempt to understand the web that connects a child to her parent and a sister to her siblings. With a nod to the Cubist renderings of a face, Sachs’ cinematic exploration of her father offers simultaneous, sometimes contradictory, views of one seemingly unknowable man who is publicly the uninhibited centre of the frame yet privately ensconced in secrets. In the process, Sachs allows herself and her audience inside to see beyond the surface of the ski...