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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very informative book which describes the plight of that part of society which has no voice. in this book author did
remarkable research to dig out the minutest of details to bring the correct
information to the public. it is highly recommended that anybody whose interest is to study the marginality inequality in the society , must read this book. 

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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