Manual scavenging - A life of dignity?

D. Joshi, S. Ferron

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Abstract

In many of India's cities, domestic dry latrines are emptied daily, a task that has been forced traditionally on a group considered so lowly that they were placed outside the Hindu caste order. In spite of the fact that their ‘out caste’ position and work combine to reinforce their social ostracism, a latent fear persists, especially amongst their elders, that their livelihoods are being phased out along with dry latrines.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-27
Number of pages4
JournalWaterlines
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007

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