Retinal Soma


Sheetal Sathe of the Kabir Kala Manch (KKM) sings “Majhi Mai (My Mother)” in Anand Patwardhan’s documentary “Jai Bhim Comrade”. Sheetal and fellow artistes of the KKM who mainly took up issues of dalit and working class oppression are now underground after the police branded them as Naxalites (Maoists). None of the KKM members are accused of any violent crime and are being persecuted mainly because of their uncompromising opposition to caste and State atrocities.