check out this new article on caste & sanitation
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Thanks so much to Payal for sharing Nilanjana Sen's new article at Fair Observer about caste & sanitation in India. It talks about how India's history and continuing practice of untouchability makes the adoption of simple latrines a unique challenge. One of my favorite lines in the piece, which led me to set the village Ambedkar statue from Sitapur as the image for this post is: "For Ambedkar, the problem of poor sanitation in India was a socio-cultural issue since the scavenger was invariably an Untouchable who was a permanent victim of his hereditary occupation."
Check out the whole article here!