India’s XXI century untouchables

I recently talked to Pradeep Shinde, an anthropologist who studies the performance of work by sanitary workers in a Mumbai slum. He argues that the caste system in India is still very much present, and that alongside the changes caste-related beliefs are still embedded in Indian society and that there is also a resurgence of such beliefs not only in India, but also among Indian emigrants around the world. He recommended a fascinating film about the contemporary situation of Dalits in India:


Categories: The Idle Ethnographer, Visual Sociology

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