29 January, 2022


Papilio Buddha Official Trailer

A group of displaced untouchables in Western Ghats of India embrace Buddhism in order to escape from caste oppression. Papilio Buddha probes the new identity politics based on Ambedkarism, gaining momentum among the Dalits in the region, in the milieu of an ongoing land struggle.


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    The Mahasangha itself, is divided by caste though this was not what The Buddha intended.
    Caste matters in sri lankan politics.
    A ‘low caste’ person has little chance of climbing the ‘political ladder’.
    But persecution of Dalits in India is fierce.

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