Bhangi, Scavenger in Indian Society: Marginality, Identity, and Politicization of the Community

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M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd., 1995 - Bhangis - 268 pages
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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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Who give you right to use word bhangi for balmiki comunity . I complaint you for do that which type of human you are .... Nonsence ... Kabhi pde likho wali baate b krni aati he ya mandiro me bhagwan k naam pr business he kr skte ho .. tumhe to nark b na mile

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Contents

lntroduction
1
Historical Background of Delhi and Bhangis
31
The Bhangi Neighbourhood
43
A Occupation and Working Conditions
51
Official Bodies for Sanitation
61
Jajmani Relations of the Bhangis
73
Occupational Mobility Change and Continuity
89
Religion
105
Politics
177
Trade Unionism
209
Selected Bibliography
253
lndex
259
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