Photographer's Note

dalits account for about 16-17% of the indian population i.e. 160-170 million people (about).
the hindu religion is based on a caste system in which dalits or the ati sudras are considered to be the most inferior. contrary to what a lot of people believe, untouchability is still practised in india, but mostly in the rural areas.
acoording to the hindu religion, the dalits are expected to carry out the most miserable jobs like getting rid of dead animals. they are supposed to stay outside the villages, they are not allowed to tough the village well and they are also not allowed to touch anyone outside the caste. this is their life.
discrimination is one of the subjects in economics that i'm studying and i'm supposed to do a book review, so i've decided on doing a photographic book review with my focus on caste discrimination.
this was taken in a dalit slum. i've been allowed by the head of the slum to take photographs. this is a boy in his late teens with an adult.

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