Untouchable Freedom: A Social History of a Dalit Community

  title={Untouchable Freedom: A Social History of a Dalit Community},
  author={V. Prashad},
This volume is on the Balmikis of Delhi, who work as sanitation workers and keep the city clean. They live in poverty and face sustained discrimination. In response the Balmikis fight to liberate themselves. Untouchable Freedom is the first comprehensive study of this community and traces their struggles from the 1860s to the present, as they have moved from agricultural labor to urban work. 
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The caste of the nation
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Social Construction of a Segregated Urban Space and Its Effects on Education
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On Sanitation: A Memory Ethnography
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Afro-Dalits of the Earth, Unite!
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Cast(e)ing Narrative
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Myth, identity and belonging: The Rishi of Bengal/Bangladesh
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