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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