Fragments Of A Past - by Uma Chakravarti
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00:54:00 (hh:mm) , English
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|Filmmaker/s Bio Note/s||Uma taught history at Miranda House, University of Delhi, from 1966-1998. She has written on ancient India, the 19th century and on contemporary issues, especially caste, gender and democratic rights. Following a life-long engagement with history, in 2010, she made her first film on an unknown woman who was on the fringes of history but was politically active between 1922 and 1930. The Film dwells on the inner lives of women, the fragility of their personal archives and the impossibility of retrieving these lives because of the way we have been taught to look at history.|
The Film locates the life and work of a woman political activist in her everyday existence, the relationships she lives out at home and in her work and the political affiliations she tries to hold together, even as they are subjected to multiple stresses. Through her journey of recovering her grandmother’s history for a different generation of women, in a poignant reminder of the ephemeral nature of memory, and the loss of remembrance itself, she cannot often recall the very event that led to her own political transformation, even as it is etched in the memories of so many others who outlived the tragedy of that event, or heard about it then, and over the many decades thereafter.
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