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The topic of the following presentation has been deliberately chosen to introduce conflict of concepts and values as suggested by the TOK guidebook. Therefore the content is intended to be thought provoking, is intended to generate divergent values and reactions, and may be perceived as controversial.

The views put forward do not necessarily reflect the values of the student authors of the presentation. Nor does the presentation intend to advocate one Belief or set of values. The student authors have chosen to defend an individual point of view in order to fulfill the assessment requirements of the presentation.


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SAVE THE LAST DANCE

Exploring the controversy surrounding the banning of dance bars in Mumbai


Welcome to a typical dance bar in mumbai
WELCOME…To a Typical Dance Bar in Mumbai



KNOWLEDGE CLAIM #1

“These dance bars are corrupting the moral fibre of our youth”R.R. Patil, Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra


What is corruption ???

to corrupt: to make evil or immoral

immoral: not following accepted principles of morality

Morality: principles concerning good and bad or right or wrong behavior

immoral: not following accepted principles of morality

(Oxford English Dictionary 2001 )



KNOWLEDGE CLAIM #2

“The government believes the ban will encourage people to work and earn a livelihood through other professions which are dignified and socially accepted.”

Vilasrao Deshmukh, Chief Minister of Mumbai


What is d ignified
What is DIGNIFIED???

Dignity: state of being worthy of honor or respect

Respect: an attitude of admiration or esteem

www.dictionary.com




Bar dancers

Bar owners

Government

THE STAKEHOLDERS

Customers

Society




Mughal Era- Dancers branded as “keeps” which set the paradigm that has been passed on through generations


Culture
CULTURE paradigm that has been passed on through generations


T paradigm that has been passed on through generationsraditional Indian Culture

V/S

Popular Mumbai Culture


The art of dance
The Art of Dance paradigm that has been passed on through generations


Dance is an artistic form of nonverbal communication and an essential part of most cultures

For example, belly dancing has been used for years to promote middle-eastern culture



Religion
Religion Popular Mumbai Culture?


Dance bars can be viewed as sinful
Dance Bars can be viewed as Popular Mumbai Culture?“SINFUL”…

  • Lust is one of the cardinal sins in Christianity

  • Islam considers “Zina” or adultery one of the most heinous sins

  • The Gita, the holy book of the Hindus, condemns “sensuality”

  • “Kaam” or lust is one of the 5 main sins of Sikhism



ETHICS Popular Mumbai Culture?


Which family is more important
Which Family is more Important ?? Popular Mumbai Culture?

OR


Is it Popular Mumbai Culture?ethical to destroy the families of 150,000 women only because of a conscious decision made by the customers of these dance bars ???


Will simply banning these dance bars eradicate the moral corruption of the youth
Will simply banning these dance bars eradicate the Popular Mumbai Culture?moral corruption of the youth.


Media
Media Popular Mumbai Culture?





Politics
Politics the Government


It is alleged that
IT IS ALLEGED THAT….. the Government

  • Bar Dance Union claims the Government demanded a bribe

  • America’s pressure on the Indian Government to stop traficking of women and girls





Economics
Economics “Right to Freedom”


DANCE BARS… “Right to Freedom”

Employ 150,000 people including dancers, bartenders, bouncers and waiters

  • Contribute a colossal Rs.500 million to the state revenue annually


Possible Consequences of Banning Dance Bars… “Right to Freedom”

1)Increase in :

a.Unemployment

b.Poverty

c.Crime

2)Loss of State revenue

3)Dance bars will go underground


The feminist perspective
The Feminist PERSPECTIVE “Right to Freedom”


  • 1 “Right to Freedom”) The presence of this industry encourages trafficking of women and girls

  • 2) Bar dancers are exploited by:

  • Bar Owners

  • Policemen

  • Customers

  • 3) Derogatory to women


Is this ALL women are worth?! “Right to Freedom”


LIMITATIONS TO KNOWLDEGE “Right to Freedom”

  • Corruption and Dignity are both subjective concepts

  • Knowledge gained through Media

  • Reality is coloured by other’s bias opinion


CONCLUSION AND PERSONAL OPINION “Right to Freedom”


So what is more dignified
So what IS MORE DIGNIFIED ? “Right to Freedom”

OR


  • www.timesofindia.com “Right to Freedom”

  • www.rediff.com

  • www.ndtv.com

  • www.dancewithshadows.com

  • www.mid-day.com

  • www.businesstravellerindia.com

  • www.telegraphindia.com

  • www.4to40.com/discoverindia/index

Outlook Magazine, June 6th 2005 Issue.


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