On October 6, 2016 the Georgetown India Initiative and the Department of English hosted a screening of Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!, a documentary about the Chhara youth of Ahmedabad in Western India, co-directed by English Professor Henry Schwarz.
Please Don't Beat Me, Sir! follows the lives of these young actors and their families as they take their struggle to the streets, hoping their plays will spark a revolution.
This event was hosted by the Department of English and sponsored by an India Initiative seed grant.
Henry Schwarz is a professor in the Department of English and a member of the India Initiative Faculty Committee.