160 million people in India are born outside the four classes of the Varna system - the oldest surviving social hierarchy of the world.

They are called the "untouchables".

They themselves have chosen the name DALITS (broken people).



Video I'm Dalit, how are you?
(format MPEG, 11:15 min, 143Mb(!!))
can be downloaded HERE
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The video was produced with support from The International Dalit Solidarity Network (IDSN).


India Committee of the Netherlands / Landelijke India Werkgroep - June 14, 2004