Indians belonging to virtually every religion and caste group, including Muslims, Christians, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, admit to practicing untouchability, shows the India Human Development Survey (IHDS- 2). The survey was conducted by National ... Jagran Post, 2 months ago
By Bhavya Dore At around 7 pm on a Friday evening, men and women began to gather outside BDD Chawl in Worli. Vaishali Girkar, a bespectacled 60-year old woman in a pink sari was getting ready to address them. Girkar had just returned from the ...Mumbai Mirror, 2 weeks ago
Anant Patwardhan's film Prisoners of Conscience on political prisoners of the Emergency The dawn of the Seventies. The promise of Independence, and the hope of a socialist, welfare state, stood discredited. A young nation was confronting its ...Indian Express, 3 weeks ago
Mumbai's ruthless complexity and lure of social media make a heady mix for a new breed of Dalit poets. It goes like this. We don't want war/we don't want bar... shall I sing it, instead?" Kabeer Shakya, 29, wonders. Our nod is his cue to break ...Mumbai Mirror, 1 month ago
Children sitting inside cement water pipes play on the Marina beach in Chennai. Photograph: Babu/Reuters Sixty-five years after untouchability was abolished, one in four Indians admit to practising it in some form in their homes-- a shocking fact revealed by a pan-India survey that was flagged at a seminar of Dalit intellectuals, writers and academicians in New Delhi. Indians belonging to virtually every religion and caste group, including Muslims, Christians, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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