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Patwardhan, Anand

Works: 55 works in 171 publications in 5 languages and 1,279 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Personal narratives‡vJapanese  Environmental films  Interviews  Periodicals  Music  Short films  Drama 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Film editor, Cinematographer , Editor, Author of screenplay, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: HD9502.A2, 333.79
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Anand Patwardhan
In the name of God by Anand Patwardhan( Visual )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Hindi and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though India is a secular state, religious fundamentalism grips much of its population. This film focuses on efforts by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to destroy a 16th century mosque in Ayodhya supposedly built by Babar, the first Mughal emperor of India. The VHP claim the mosque was built at the birthplace of the Hindu god Ram after Babar razed an existing temple; they are determined to build a new temple to Ram on the same site. This controversial issue, unresolved by successive governments, has led to religious riots costing thousands their lives and culminating in the mosque's destruction by the Hindus in 1992. Examines the motivations that led to the drastic actions of the Hindu militants, as well as the efforts of secular Indians to combat the religious intolerance
Global Energy Assessment (GEA) by Thomas B Johansson( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Global Energy Assessment (GEA) brings together over 300 international researchers to provide an independent, scientifically based, integrated and policy-relevant analysis of current and emerging energy issues and options. It has been peer-reviewed anonymously by an additional 200 international experts. The GEA assesses the major global challenges for sustainable development and their linkages to energy; the technologies and resources available for providing energy services; future energy systems that address the major challenges; and the policies and other measures that are needed to realize transformational change toward sustainable energy futures. The GEA goes beyond existing studies on energy issues by presenting a comprehensive and integrated analysis of energy challenges, opportunities and strategies, for developing, industrialized and emerging economies. This volume is an invaluable resource for energy specialists and technologists in all sectors (academia, industry and government) as well as policymakers, development economists and practitioners in international organizations and national governments"--
Father, son and holy war by Anand Patwardhan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Hindi and English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Father, son and holy war explores in two parts the possibility that the psychology of violence against "the other" may lie in male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of "manhood"--From container
Jang aur aman War and peace( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in Hindi and English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmed over three tumultuous years in India, Pakistan, Japan and the USA - [the film] records peace activism in a time of global militarism and war. Triggered by macabre scenes of jubilation that greeted nuclear testing in the sub-continent, the film is framed by the murder of Mahatma Gandhi. Fifty years later memories of Gandhi seem like a mirage that never was, created by our thirst for peace and our very distance from it"--Patwardhan's official web site
Narmada diary( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Hindi and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Narmada diary documents five years in the life of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (the Save Narmada Movement) which has spearheaded the agitation against the dam. In a situation where government resettlement and rehabilitation programs have proved inadequate and inappropriate
Hamāra sahara Bombay, our city by Anand Patwardhan( Visual )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four million people live in the slums of Bombay without water, sanitation or electricity and they face eviction as the city tries to "beautify" Bombay
Fishing in the sea of greed( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Hindi and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the response of traditional fishing communities and rice farmers to the threat of displacement by overfishing and pollution resulting from industrial fishing practices such as use of gigantic factory ships
In memory of friends( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Hindi and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the violence and terror of Punjab, India in the 1970s, a land torn apart by religious fundamentalists and a repressive government. Examines the legacy of Bhagat Singh
We are not your monkeys( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We are not your monkeys" is a song composed by Daya Pawar which disputes the notion of divine superiority in Indian culture. It offers a lower caste perspective of the Ramayana story of Hindu legend. It is sung by Sambhaji Bhagat. "Occupation, millworker" tells the story of the New Great Eastern Mill in Bombay, which was taken over by the workers after a four year lockout by management
Jai Bhim comrade by Anand Patwardhan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Hindi and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In India, members of the Dalit ("Untouchable") caste were systematically discriminated against and oppressed for thousands of years, denied education, and treated as bonded labor. By the 1920's Bhimrao Ambedkar broke the taboo, winning doctorates abroad and fighting for the emancipation of his people. His legend still spreads through poetry and song. This film was shot over 14 years by acclaimed political documentarian Anand Patwardhan, whose work pursues diverse and controversial issues at the crux of Indian social and political life and has been frequently targeted by state censors. Epic in its scope and ambition, the film stands as both a record of recent history of the Dalits and an eloquent testimony to the power of countering superstition and religious bigotry with reason
Prisoners of conscience( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early film by India's leading documentary filmmaker, Anand Patwardhan that presents the human rights situation in India during the State of Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi from June 1975 to March 1977. During the Emergency over 100,000 people were arrested without charge and imprisoned without trial, but even after the Emergency was lifted, political prisoners continued to be incarcerated
We are not your monkeys Occupation, millworker : two short films( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in Hindi and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are not your monkeys: Short film of song offering the dalit (lower caste) perspective on the Ramayana version of Indic history and the caste system
Flood Risks, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Benefits in Mumbai an Initial Assessment of Socio-Economic Consequences of Present and Climate Change Induced Flood Risks and of Possible Adaptation Options( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing risks from extreme events will be a crucial component of climate change adaptation. In this study, we demonstrate an approach to assess future risks and quantify the benefits of adaptation options at a city-scale, with application to flood risk in Mumbai. In 2005, Mumbai experienced unprecedented flooding, causing direct economic damages estimated at almost two billion USD and 500 fatalities. Our findings suggest that by the 2080s, in a SRES A2 scenario, an 'upper bound' climate scenario could see the likelihood of a 2005-like event more than double. We estimate that total losses (direct plus indirect) associated with a 1-in-100 year event could triple compared with current situation (to $690 - $1890 million USD), due to climate change alone. Continued rapid urbanisation could further increase the risk level. Moreover, a survey on the consequences of the 2005 floods on the marginalized population reveals the special vulnerability of the poorest, which is not apparent when looking only through a window of quantitative analysis and aggregate figures. For instance, the survey suggests that total losses to the marginalized population from the 2005 floods could lie around $250 million, which represents a limited share of total losses but a large shock for poor households. The analysis also demonstrates that adaptation could significantly reduce future losses; for example, estimates suggest that by improving the drainage system in Mumbai, losses associated with a 1-in-100 year flood event today could be reduced by as much as 70%. We show that assessing the indirect costs of extreme events is an important component of an adaptation assessment, both in ensuring the analysis captures the full economic benefits of adaptation and also identifying options that can help to manage indirect risks of disasters. For example, we show that by extending insurance to 100% penetration, the indirect effects of flooding could be almost halved. As shown by the survey, the marginalized population has little access to financial support in disaster aftermaths, and targeting this population could make the benefits of such measures even larger. While this study explores only the upper-bound climate scenario and is insufficient to design an adaptation strategy, it does demonstrate the value of risk-assessment as an important quantitative tool in developing city-scale adaptation strategies. We conclude with a discussion of sources of uncertainty, and of risk-based tools that could be linked with decision-making approaches to inform adaptation plans that are robust to climate change
A Time to rise( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 6, 1980, the Canadian Farmworkers Union came into existence. This film documents the conditions that provoked the formation of the union, and the response of growers and labor contractors to the threat of unionization. Made over a period of two years, the film is eloquent testimony to the progress of the workers' movement from the first stirrings of militancy to the energetic canvassing of union members
Father, son and holy war a film on men, religion and violence( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...[E]xplores...the possibility that the psychology of violence against 'the other' may lie in male insecurity, itself an inevitable product of the very construction of 'manhood'"--Container
Guerra y paz una reflexión sobre la amenaza nuclear en el mundo con la escalada del conflicto India-Pakistán de telón de fondo by Anand Patwardhan( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krānti kī taraṅgeṃ "Waves of revolution--"( Visual )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waves of Revolution, made during the repressive days of the Emergency in India, documents the 1974-75 uprising of the people of Bihar in Eastern India. By 1974, India with its few rich and many poor had become a seething mass of discontents. The Bihar Movement was initiated by students and led by the veteran Gandhian Socialist Jayaprakash Narain (JP). By 1974 it had attracted a mass following amongst all sections of the population. Nonviolent and reformist in character, the movement helped focus attention on the grievances of the people. During the Emergency it became, along with its leader JP, the symbol of resistance to dictatorship, culminating in the electoral defeat of the Congress Party in March 1977. The film was completed in secret in 1975 using outdated film stock and makeshift equipment
Trial by fire by Anand Patwardhan( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in Hindi and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of Indian civilization, women were objects of reverence, but today they are the victims of male violence, often sanctified by religious faith. This program documents the images of masculinity in India, and the male insecurity which is often the root of violence
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Audience level: 0.57 (from 0.51 for Jang aur a ... to 0.96 for Guerra y p ...)

Pix. Bernardo Bertolucci, journeys poems ; Henri Cartier-Bresson, film portraits ; Viking Eggeling, celebrations ; Anand Patwardhan, documentaries ; Brothers Quay, animation live action
Alternative Names
Anand Patwardhan Indiaas filmregisseur

Ānanda Paṭavardhana

Ananda Patavardhana 1950-

Paṭavardhana, Ānanda

Patavardhana, Ananda 1950-

Ананд Патвардхан

आनंद पटवर्धन

ਆਨੰਦ ਪਟਵਰਧਨ

ആനന്ദ് പട് വര് ദ്ധന്