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Hindi and Regional Language Films Were Often Set in Rural Areas. Think of a Film Set in Rural India and Describe the Agrarian Society and Culture that is Shown in It. - Sociology

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Hindi and regional language films were often set in rural areas. Think of a  film set in rural India and describe the agrarian society and culture that is  shown in it. How realistic do you think the portrayal is? Have you seen any  recent film set in rural areas? If not how would you explain it? 

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Solution

Many Hindi as well as regional language movies try to portray the village life of India now and then. Some famous movies among them are - Mother India, Lagaan, Upkaar, etc.

We can't say that these films portray the hundred percent real picture of the village life but to some extent they try to touch their lives and make us aware about the difficulties and other problems faced by them.

Some facts portrayed by these movies are :-

  • Forced sale of Agricultural product at less than market price
  • Zamindari system and its drawbacks
  • Exploitation of women by zamindars in Olden Times
  • Lagaan system
  • Forced loan from money lenders in villages at high rate of interest
  • Exploitation by British in colonial period by imposing hi land revenue
Concept: Agrarian Structure: Caste and Class in Rural India
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NCERT Class 12 Sociology - Social Change and Development in India
Chapter 4 Change and Development in Rural Society
Exercise | Q 5 | Page 71
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