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Tej Kaur, a Dalit Sikh who took a loan of Rs 10,000 for medical expenses 30 years ago is still repaying the loan by working as a goha kura wali (dung scavenger) in Mansa, Punjab.\ All Photos by Jigyasa Mishra

‘We Live, Work In Filth And Are Treated Like Filth:’ Punjab’s Dalit Women Caught In Cycle Of Bonded Work

Mansa, Punjab: Tej Kaur, a Dalit Sikh , has been cleaning and collecting cow dung for 30 years. Her walk is steady but the strain and struggle of …

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Baluben Makwana along with the women of the Jai Bhim Mahila Kheti Sahakari Mandali, the Dalit women’s collective fighting for land rights / Aarefa Johari

A Dalit women’s collective is fighting for the land it toils on, In Gujarat

Mumbai: Around 400 metres off the Gujarat state highway near Vautha village, along the snake-like curves of the Sabarmati river, lie nearly a hundred acres of …

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Lakshmi Ben (extreme right in a red saree) and other women from Rajgadh village received land under the Santhani scheme but do not have the means to prepare their land for agriculture. All Photos/ Meenakshi Kapoor

Dalit Women Wait To Till Their Lands In Gujarat

Ahmedabad: “We were happy — we wouldn’t have to work in others’ fields anymore. We were going to be farmers,” says Daksha Ben Babu Bhai Parmar, …

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