Hysteria on history

Print edition : February 02, 2018

In February 1991, the Supreme Court directed that a disclaimer be made about the accuracy or authenticity of the episode while telecasting the serial “The Sword of Tipu Sultan”. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Leela Samson. In 2011, as Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, she took a principled stand on the film “Aarakshan”: “I don’t think the film is anti-Dalit.” Photo: K. Ramesh Babu

A scene from “Khap”, a movie on “honour killings”. The police actively prevented the screening of the film. Photo: The Hindu Archives

A still from “Ore Oru Gramathile”, a movie criticising the reservation policy. Photo: The Hindu Archives

How ancient hatreds are invented and the politics of identity and community, of religion, ethnicity and gender has begun to occupy the space vacated by political ideology.

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