Another documented report showing that the barriers to advancement for the socially disadvantaged in India have not be surmounted, leaving many casualties and blocked dreams. How can this be overcome? How many generations will pass before this social-structural impediment to equality disappears?
If (roughly) the world population is 7,000,000,000, and the population of India is 1,200,000,000, then India is about 17% of the world’s total population. If Dalits, or those of the lowest, formerly untouchable castes, comprise about 15% of the total number of peoples in India, or 180,000,000 (sixth largest nation if independent!) then Indian Dalits are 2 1/2% of the world’s total population. Or one out of forty humans experiences life highly stigmatized, reviled and socially shamed just because of an accident of birth.
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