[act-ma] April 15 : The Black Buddhas - a documentary on Madhesis of Nepal

Garga Chatterjee drgarga at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 23:05:42 PDT 2011

The Black Buddhas - a documentary on Madhesis of Nepal ( followed by
discussion with director)

When:   Friday, April 15 · 6:00pm - 7-30 pm

Graduate Student Lounge, Lehman Hall,  Dudley House, Harvard University
Harvard Yard, opposite Holyoke Center

Description of documentary and event:

The documentary 'Black Buddhas' is the story of 12 million Madheshis,
living in Madhesh or Tarai, the southern plain region of Nepal. It is
a revealing story about the land that has remained mostly unknown to
the world, and about people whose voices have remained mostly unheard
so far. Dr. C. K. Raut brings forth their lives and voices as he
travels from the east to the west part of the country. The documentary
explores the soci...o-economic condition of Madheshis, in their own
voices from the grassroots level. It also investigates the long
history of "racial and regional" discrimination against Madheshis by
the state leading up to the massive movement of 2007-8 and the
subsequent killings of dozens of Madheshis.

The director will be present at the occassion.Born and brought-up in
Nepal, C. K. Raut was educated at Tribhuvan University (Nepal), Tokyo
University (Japan) and Cambridge University (UK). Dr. Raut is the
president of the Non-Resident Madheshis Association, a global diaspora
organisation of Madheshis living abroad.

sponsored by : Harvard GSAS ALAAP- The South Asia Society  and Harvard
South Asia Initiative

Garga Chatterjee
Doctoral student in Cognition, Brain and Behaviour
Department of Psychology
Harvard University

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