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Clinging to caste

By Harjeet Johal  

"Untouchability" is outlawed in India's constitution, yet some well-educated people continue to uphold the caste system

Every so often during the two years I lived in Delhi, the same elderly man would pass my window. He was frail and bent over, and he would ring a small bell as he walked down the alley between the houses. He wasn’t selling vegetables or offering to shine shoes, so no one really noticed him as he shuffled around the corner. But to him, what he was doing was…

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