Being Untouchable

Above: Jaya, sister of Sanju, carefully prepares chai at home for us. Her Dalit community lives in isolation from the 'higher' castes. Segregation has been one of the keys to preserving the caste system from generation to generation.

According to a major recent study, social customs continue to prohibit everything from meals to marriages between Dalits and 'higher' castes. 

Nasik District, Maharashtra.

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