Amazon’s ‘Panchayat’ series is a lovely little triumph4 min read 17 Apr 2020, 10:22 AM IST
‘Panchayat’ is about a city boy, played by Jitendra Kumar, who didn’t study hard enough in college and now works as a secretary to the village panchayat
The Pradhan of Phulera, a village in Uttar Pradesh, does not know the words of the national anthem. Unlike those of us habituated to school assemblies and big city movie theatres, she hasn’t had occasion to sing it—despite protocol dictating that she unfurl the national flag twice a year and sing the anthem to her people. That is just something her husband does, like all the other pradhan tasks. She may have been elected on the back of national attempts to empower women but her husband is the one who goes to office and makes the village decisions.
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