Bandits are back

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Jun 2018 09:22:38


After the success of the first two seasons of Lootere – Bandits of British India, comes the third instalment of the series that features stories of the famous bandits of India who were branded hereditary dacoits by the British striving to attain mastery of a land and people they were still struggling to understand.

Times were tumultuous in 19th century India. The waning Mughal power and the upsurge of the British Empire was eradicating old ways and setting new trends. There were many who suffered in this cusp of cultures. Some turned to looting the rich; not always distributing amongst the poor. Lootere brings alive these troubled times with the thrill of a cops and robbers chase.

Sharing details about the show, Akul Tripathi, Content and Programming Head, EPIC TV, said, “Local communities and tribes such as the Waghers, Bheels, Sanyasis, and Banjarasresorted to lootingand plundering in a time of great social and political upheaval. Often, for the acts of some, entire tribes were branded as hereditary dacoits and kept on the fringes of society – a wrong that was corrected only post-independence.Season 3 of Lootere tells the story of these tribes.”Tune in to Lootere Season 3 –Bandits of British India on EPIC TV, every Thursday at 10 pm.