Pataal Lok (2020) is a crime investigation Amazon Prime series produced by the Indian film actress Anushka Sharma. After its release, earlier this year, many Indians and diaspora Sikhs took to social media to air their disdain on the portrayal of jatt Sikh men in the context of caste discrimination and violence. Rupinder Kaur is a … Continue reading Rupinder Kaur: Caste in Pataal Lok, Panjab and the Diaspora
Since researching caste studies and sharing those findings on my social media pages I have learnt much about the experiences of my followers through online interactions. Initially I experienced a strong reluctance from people in the diaspora when opening a dialogue on caste discrimination. With time this gradually changed. I now find myself reading comments … Continue reading Interview: Is there a denial of caste discrimination in India?
Kapil Seshasayee is a Scottish Indian artist and musician who is releasing his first music album "A Sacred Bore" on September 14th. Kapil was born in Tamil Nadu India and moved to Scotland when he was a year old. Having always had a passion for music, Kapil works with Scottish bands as a promoter and … Continue reading Interview: Kapil Seshasayee launches his first music album on the caste system
This year I start my journey as a filmmaker by working on my first documentary. My chosen topic of research is the Indian caste system within a UK context with focus on the Sikh diaspora. This is a year-long project, involving a lot of research which is often thought-provoking: Why and how does the caste … Continue reading Conversations on Caste – working on my Documentary