Sagnik Chakravartty mailed me the following:

Finally! DD-1 to telecast Anand Patwardhan’s Father, Son and Holy War on this Sunday, October 8, 2006 at 10 am. An 11 year old battle will finally come to an end. Anand Patwardhan’s 1995 documentary Father, Son and Holy War on the connection between communal violence and the male psyche had won two National and several international awards. Patwardhan thanked his lawyers PA Sebastian, Prashant Bhushan and Nitya Ramakrishnan for consistently taking up the cause of civil liberties and human rights and expressed the hope that Prasar Bharati would no longer force people like him to go to court. Father, Son and Holy War is a two hour documentary that was shot from the mid 1980s to the mid 1990s and covers a wide spectrum of events, from the Sati in Deorala in 1987 to the Bombay riots and subsequent bomb blasts in 1992-1993. It is a critique of the male bias that permeates the dominant religions of the world, with specific reference to Hinduism and Islam in India, and a critique of ruthless politicians who use the communal divide to further their own ends. In 2004 the film was included by Dox Magazine (Europe) amongst the 50 memorable documentaries in world cinema. Information on this film and other works by Anand is available from the website

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