Bhangi, Scavenger in Indian Society: Marginality, Identity, and Politicization of the Community
This bookis about the various aspects of sociocultural and economic marginality of Bhangis,their stigmatized identity and thier efforts to escape from thier marginal situation by bringing about changes in thier status. The awareness of exploitation and deprivation has led to unionization and politicization within the ambit of the democratic processes in india.
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Historical Background of Delhi and Bhangis
The Bhangi Neighbourhood
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