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Print edition : October 18, 2013

Kumar Shahani with K.K. Mahajan shooting "Kasba". Photo: By Special Arrangement

Image source: page 136, "Myth and Reality: Studies in the Formation of Indian Culture" by D.D. Kosambi, Popular Prakashan Pvt. Ltd., 3rd reprint, 1994. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Image source page 136, Myth and Reality: Studies in the Formation of Indian Culture by DD Kosambi, Popular Prakashan Pvt. Ltd. 3rd reprint, 1994 Photo: By Special Arrangement

D.D. Kosambi, Marxist historian. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Robert Bresson, French director. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Nandini Ghosal in "Char Adhyay" (1997). Photo: By Special Arrangement

Smita Patil and Amol Palekar in "Tarang" (1983). Photo: By Special Arrangement

Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra in "Bhavantaran" (1991). Photo: By Special Arrangement

Kumar Shahani, Pandit Birju Maharaj and Rajat Kapoor shooting "Khayal Gatha". Photo: By Special Arrangement

It is the unacknowledged contribution of countries like India that liberated themselves from colonial rule to create discourse for the postmodern and at the same time reclaim that which is sought to be erased or inundated out of existence.
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