For Day 2, I am picking a short dialogue from Ashutosh Gowarikar’s 2004 film Swades: We, the People that speaks of the ills of caste system with a disarming simplicity of lucid word play. The word jaati has two meanings in Hindi, i.e. caste and leaving (used as a verb). This one quote shows how unfortunately no amount of development has been able to erase the caste system from Indian social fabric.


“Jo kabhi nahi jaati use hi jaati kehte hain”

“Caste implies exactly that, it can’t be cast away”

 

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