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One woman fights for members of India’s lowest caste

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One woman fights for members of India’s lowest caste

As a consequence of India's caste system, the country's lowest class has been forced to work in the sewers. Hema Konsotia is a member of the lower-caste Dalit community, known by some as the "untouchables." She is also a college graduate and union activist who works with Dalits, teaching skills and urging political involvement.

Posted: March 31, 2009 18:23   Comments: 27

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