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Manthan

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A great deal of government central planning still goes on in India, and it was a key feature of Indian life in the '60s and '70s. In this story, a young and high-principled engineer and a construction crew have been sent to a remote rural town to organize and build a milk co-op. The conservative townspeople, especially those of the untouchable caste who have the most to gain, resist progress. The engineer makes a few allies on the local scene but is ultimately driven away when the forces of conservatism...more

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