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Talking to children about untouchability | Amit Thorat & Diane Coffey

The second article of the four-party SARI series in The Hindu is out! In this article, Amit and Diane discuss just how commonly untouchability is still practiced in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the two regions in which the Social Attitudes Research for India Survey was conducted. 40% of non-Dalit Hindu households in Delhi report practicing untouchability. In rural Uttar Pradesh, this figure is over 60%.