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1.

Panihari: The Water Women of India

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Looks at life in the desert communities of Rajasthan in India's Thar Desert. The film centers around the life of Paru, one of the Panihari (women who fetch water) as she struggles against nature and society to attain self-reliance for her family and herself.
DVD
2006; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Keep Her Under Control: Law's Patriarchy in India

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Produced and filmed in northeastern Rajasthan, India, this video documents a dispute resolution in a multi-caste village of Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs. The film discusses the Meos, a Muslim farming caste, and shows the paradox between a male ideology that demands the control of women and one woman's resistance to that agenda.
VHS
1998; 1988
Ivy (By Request)
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Hajari Bhand of Rajasthan

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Hajari Bhand of Chittogarh, Rajasthan is renowned in the nearby courts, villages and towns of Mewar for his skills as a "Bahurupiya" -- a wandering mimic performing mostly comic routines. Bhands were popular entertainers in times of kings and ruler of India. Wandering mimics such as Hajari Bhand perform their routines in the streets, courtyards, and marketplaces of Bajasthan.
VHS
1985
Ivy (By Request)
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Bāīsā Rā Bīrā: Rājasthānī Loka Nr̥tya Gīta

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Rajasthani folk dance songs.
Video Other
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jainism: Ascetics and Warriors

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Abutting the border of Pakistan, the state of Rajasthan is the home of the Jains, a relatively small but influential indigenous religious group founded by Vardhamana Mahavira. This program profiles Jainism, which espouses salvation by conquering material existence through stict ascetic discipline. The imperative detachment from worldly existence necessary for liberation is explained, as is ahimsa, the doctrine of non-injury to any living thing.
VHS
2000; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Bawandar: The Sand Storm

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Shoba Mathur works for Sathin, Govt. organization to create awareness against child-marriage and other social evils in the society, particularly in Dhabri, a village in Rajasthan. She recruits a young housewife, Saanvri, wife of rickshaw driver, Sohan. Saanvri goes around the village raising awareness, and incurs the wrath of the village elders, mostly members of the Gujjar family. When Saanvri persists with her efforts, five of the men severely beat-up Sohan, and gang-rape Saanvri. A devastated Saanvri and Sohan decide to get justice. Sohan and Saanvri, with Shobha's help go through the legal process, and a complaint is finally lodged. Despite this, the Gujjars are not arrested. Saanvri's case then gets nation-wide attention, with the Prime Minister himself entrusting this investiga [...]
DVD
2004; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Eco-Dharma

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The story of dedication and sacrifice of Bishnois community, the oldest practicing environmentalists of India from Western Rajasthan to whom the preservation of wildlife and forest is a religion. From XV century they effectively continue their sacred duty of protecting the environment.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Folk Musicians of Rajasthan

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Describes the folk music history of Rajasthan.
VHS
1984
Ivy (By Request)
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A Few Things I Know About Her

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On Mīrābāī, fl. 1516-1546, and her interpretation and representation in Rajasthani folklore.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tales of Pabuji: A Rajasthani Tradition

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This colorful production documents an ancient storytelling tradition which is still ongoing in northwestern India. It tells the epic of Lord Pabuji whose exploits have been recounted for over six hundred years in the princely state of Rajasthan.n The storyteller or Bhopo stands in front of an immense, brilliantly painted cloth called a pard, containing all the characters and events of the legend. He plays on his homemade fiddle, dances, and chants episodes of the epic to his village audience. The performance invokes the power of Pabuji, patron saint of camel herders, to cure illness or benefit a new enterprise for members of the audience. Using impressionistic animation techniques combined with footage of actual performances, the video brings to the viewer episodes in Pabuji s charme [...]
Online
1997
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Gypsy Spirit: Harri Stojka : Eine Reise

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"I've always played Gypsy Music, that's what my father taught me. But I would like to know where this music is from". Willing to discover the roots of Gypsy Music, famous Austrian guitarist Harri Stojka goes on a journey to Rajasthan, India, to meet local musicians and play with them. There, he encounters several artists using the most original instruments, and always eager to share the joy of playing. More important, he realizes that the Gypsy spirit is something that brings them together. After all, they speak the same language: the language of music. --; The film follows Viennese-born, jazz and gypsy swing guitarist Harri Stojka, on his journey to India's Rajastan, to uncover the roots of the famed Eastern European Gypsy music, and his return to Austria to perform with some of his [...]
Online
2010
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Kamla and Her Magic Lantern

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The story of Kamala, India's first barefoot woman solar engineer. The film explores how barefoot solar engineers are proving to be catalysts for a revolutionary change in remote areas of Rajasthan bringing light to the life of several villagers.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Aaura Ghamantu Ṭhahara Gaye: And Nomads Took Root

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Documentary on the struggle of Nomads from Rajasthan for settlement and social rights.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Gaṛiyā Lauhāra, Jīvana Aura Jīvikā?: Gadia Lohar, a Life & Livelihood in Question?

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Documentary film on the lifestyle, tradition, and culture of blacksmits known as Gadia Lohars.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Gulaal

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"Gulaal is set in Rajpur a fictional city of Rajasthan, where a member of the erstwhile royal family stakes claim to the land of Rajasthan and wants to go back to the days of royalty. He wants Rajputana back from the Government of India and challenges the very idea of democracy. His history backs him, his people too, but the power corrupts him"--Filmicafé.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Through the Eyes of a Painter

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Experimental film presents the painters images of Rajasthan.
DVD
1967
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Jhārū Kathā =: Broom Stories

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"Drawing on extensive fieldwork in remote corners of rural Rajasthan and the by-lanes of Jodhpur city. This film on the broom engages in conversation with a wide spectrum of broom-makers. Their struggle for livelihood is intersected with differerent stories of the broom provided by women and ritual attendants of shrines, traders, municipal sweepers and garbage collectors. Though the counterpoint of their voices, the film covers wide ground in opening the contradictory values and belief-systems of the broom. Steeped in the realities of caste, the broom is both a source of livelihood for millions of people and the repository of tradition knowledge. Even so, it stigmatizes entire communities through its associations with pollution and untouchability. Highlighting the humiliation and rob [...]
BookDVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Trishna

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Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan and works in a resort to help pay the family bills. Jay is the wealthy son of a property developer. When Jay takes up managing resorts, he meets Trishna and wins her affection. They move to Mumbai, but problems arise when his deep family bond threatens their bliss.
DVD
2012; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Bīnaṇī Hovai to Isī: Raṅgīna Rājasthānī

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Popular Rajasthani motion picture.
Video Other
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cokho Lāge Sāsariyo: Rājasthānī

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Video Other
2001
Clemons (Stacks)