Homecaste

Introduction Over one-sixth of India’s population, some 170 million people, live among a precarious existence shunned by much of Indian society because of their rank as “untouchables” or Dalits—literally meaning …

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Introduction Manual scavenging refers to the practice of manually cleaning, carrying or handling human feces from dry latrines and sewers. In March this year, three workers died while cleaning a …

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In the world’s largest democracy, where millions of adherents to every major religion of the world reside, some Indian teachers have forced children of lower castes, such as Dalits, and …

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India Caste System

This article is the first in a series of #TransformationTuesday articles that will look at the past, present, and future of social justice issues in India to create a more …

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