In times where some great debates (on a wide variety of topics: nationalism, inequality, intolerance, etc.) is pursued, a young mind gets inquisitive, may be even prejudiced, into believing what it reads/views and interprets as true. The same mind when delves deeper into national history - the politics, policies, actions, reactions towards various challenges finds it all corroborating, but the rational mind also tries to look at the ‘dark side of the moon’ and may find it all a little too ideologically befitting to be true.
A deliberation is required now. The mind needs to develop a wider perspective, to weigh the ideas and concepts that are brought to it and develop an opinion, and that is all I seek here.
Indian film industry rarely gets me intrigued, while challenging my prejudice that a movie cannot be an agent of social change and may be it can’t but what it can do is start a discussion. Here I would request all open thinkers to watch the trailer to a film that appears audacious-outrageous in the very attempt.
But what I want to understand is how much of what appears in a 3-minute video is true.
And if it is, how has this happened. How has/could the ideology conquered the issue? Also, I raise the central question: What is and what should be the role of ideology in social sciences research & eventually in a nation’s human discourse