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?