Thursday, October 13, 2005

Combatting Caste

"In the rainy season,’ the woman began, ‘it is really bad. Water mixes with the shit and when we carry it (on our heads) it drips from the baskets, on to our clothes, our bodies, our faces.

Narayanamma began cleaning human excrement at 13. She is now 35."

Sometimes it helps to remember just how lucky we are compared to others.

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