HORIZON - ABHIJEET LORENG / by Emma Barnaby

Through this movie, I have tried to show the importance of writing a more inclusive history. A history seen and written from the view point of the common people, rather than just through the eyes of the scholars and the leaders: another form of subaltern history. After all it is the common people who execute history at the ground level. Without them kings and leaders would have no history to write, because it is the common people who face the consequences of the actions and decisions of their leaders. And, since each of them face it differently due to differing ground level situations, I believe that each of them would have a different history to tell. Therefore, our idea of looking at history needs to change.

Abhijeet Loreng, 41, New Delhi

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