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Conference on Purity, Untouchability, and Open Defecation: Starting a Conversation for a Swacch Bharat

29th September, 2015
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Convention Centre
To mark one year of the Swacch Bharat Mission, r.i.c.e. organized a conference in collaboration with the Indian Institute for Dalit Studies. The goal of the conference was to explore connections between beliefs in purity and untouchability and the practice of open defecation.