The data is stark 50% of poor in india are dlaits and tribals
it is time that national adivosry committees etc comprised of 50% of Sc/St and 25% of others in poverty and we demanded separate electorate for them
the upper caste cannot represent 'civil society' frankly i do not know what it is to be a dalit or adivasi, only today with rs 20 with me (as Mustafa is away, and our joint atm cards have expired) know what it is to juggle with Rs 20.
I only can talk about upper caste patriarchy and prejudices and contestations between my quest for freedom as a woman in a patriarhcal society with mustafa's quest for his minority identity and how we negotiate and live and love each other.
--- On Tue, 12/4/11, Siddhartha Kumar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: Siddhartha Kumar <email@example.com>
Subject: [ZESTCaste] SCs/STs form half of India's poor: Survey
To: "zestcaste" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, 12 April, 2011, 6:30 PM
SCs/STs form half of India's poor: Survey
Subodh Ghildiyal, TNN | Apr 12, 2011, 01.52am IST
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