By Vijay Prashad

This quantity is at the Balmikis of Delhi, who paintings as sanitation staff and retain the town fresh. They dwell in poverty and face sustained discrimination. In reaction the Balmikis struggle to free up themselves. Untouchable Freedom is the 1st accomplished learn of this neighborhood and lines their struggles from the 1860s to the current, as they've got moved from agricultural exertions to city paintings.

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