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Sweeping shit: this woman in Gujarat is one of India’s 800,000 toilet cleaners. Stan Thekaekara ‘In the ... cleaners are on the lowest rung of the caste system in India. They are despised by everyone. They experience ... from the cradle to the grave. They are the other face of India; the one that nobody likes to see. It is in sharp ...
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... support for minorities through figurehead appointments. In India it’s a fine art. But in Kocheril Raman Narayanan (or KRN as he is known), India’s first and only Dalit President, they got more than ... his critics by speaking out on a range of issues. India’s 10th President was elected to office in an ...

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... communities I write for? Through the 1970s, many bingos in India funded crucial work, supporting people’s battles for ... later. We in ACCORD (with indigenous people in south India) received invaluable support from ActionAid. Then came ... was crucial. Babu Matthew, Country Director for ActionAid India, noted: ‘The NGOs delivered money to dalits and ...

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