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Growing Up Untouchable in India: A Dalit Autobiography
There is much in Vasant Moon's story of his vasti, his childhood neighborhood in India, that would probably be true of any ghetto anywhere in the world. There is hunger and deprivation, to be sure, bu…
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What does it mean to be an untouchable in India? Why do some Indians despise the touch of others? Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891–1956), one of India's foremost revolutionaries, recounts his experiences …
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Periyar propagated the principles of rationalism, self-respect, women’s rights and eradication of caste. He opposed the exploitation and marginalisation of the non-Brahmin indigenous Dravidian peoples…
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Untouchable The Autobiography of an Indian Outcaste
An incredible story of a man who rose above his birth situation to become a strong member of the community. A well written look at life in India years ago.
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