Is This 'Azaadi'? Everyday Lives of Dalit Agricultural Labourers in a Bihar Village

EVERYDAY LIVES OF DALIT AGRICULTURAL LABOURERS IN A BIHAR VILLAGE

01 August 2018

Anand Chakravarti

This book about Dalit agricultural labourers in Muktidih village in Bihar throws light on the problems they face in accessing food, clothing, shelter, healthcare and education. Their testimonies reveal that these issues are part of a much bigger problem. The author argues that forces based on caste and class, located in the wider political economy of Bihar, are antithetical to ameliorating the conditions of those living in poverty.

Tulika Books, 280 pages, Rs 750

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