Item description for Broken Voices: 'Untouchable' Women Speak Out by Valerie Mason-John...
These previously undocumented stories reveal the lives of the Dalit---or untouchable women---in India by highlighting the continuing issues of human rights and discrimination. Recordingsuch experiences as working in rice fields and living in slums,this workincludes oral histories and covers a wide range of topics, including dowry burnings, marriages, beggars, human traffickers, and political and social activists.An explorationofthe effects of Dr. Ambedkar, the architect of India's constitution and the advocate of positive reservations for untouchables in education and employment, and other historical movements and religious texts on these women is also included.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.43" Width: 5.43" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
Publisher India Research Press
ISBN 8183860737 ISBN13 9788183860734
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More About Valerie Mason-John
Valerie Mason-John (aka Queenie) was born in Cambridge in 1962. She has worked as an international correspondent, and has contributed to the Guardian, The Voice and the Morning Star. Winner of the Windrush Achievement Award 2000, she also recently won first prize for the Shorelines/Cultureword First Chapter. She lives in South London and works as an anger management therapist.