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Girl, 6, thrown on fire for being 'lowest class' - CNN.com

Girl, 6, thrown on fire for being 'lowest class' - CNN.com | Caste System in India | Scoop.it
A man, incensed that a 6-year-old girl chose to walk through a path reserved for upper caste villagers, pushed her into burning embers, police in north India said Wednesday. She was seriously burned.
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Britain moves a step closer to combating caste - New Internationalist (blog)

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Britain moves a step closer to combating caste
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There are an estimated 400,000 Dalits or so-called Indian 'untouchables' in Britain.
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KP Yohannan on women, 'dowry deaths' and 'untouchables' in India - ChristianToday

KP Yohannan on women, 'dowry deaths' and 'untouchables' in India - ChristianToday | Caste System in India | Scoop.it
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KP Yohannan on women, 'dowry deaths' and 'untouchables' in India
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He said the Dalits are the "untouchables" - the lowest caste in India. "One fourth of the country of India - 280,000,000 people - are the 'untouchables'.
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BBC News - Today - India's caste-offs

BBC News - Today - India's caste-offs | Caste System in India | Scoop.it
India's economy is in overdrive. But, as the Today programme's Mike Thomson explains, hundreds of millions of its people still live in abject poverty.
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India’s Boom Creates Openings for Untouchables

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India’s era of economic growth has created something unthinkable a generation ago: business opportunities for members of India’s untouchable caste, the Dalits.

 

Critics of globalization often site that globalization has changed indigenous cultures around the world and mourn the 'impurities' in these societies.  Is all cultural change a bad thing?  This article shows one way that global capitalism has been helping (some of) the poorest of the poor within India.  How is globalization connected to cultural changes within any given society?  How is capitalism changing a formerly 'immobile' social structure?    


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