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In Sumangali employment schemes, young, unmarried, predominantly dalit women (60%) are employed in garment manufacturing units to enable their families to pay their dowries. In reality, schemes such as this translate to bonded labour. Wages are paid only when workers complete a 3-5 year contract period.
How casteism is expressed in schools, and how it perpetuates inequalities
Urgent Appeal by the AHRC
Authorities culpable over failure to provide Tharparkar region with adequate healthcare and infrastructure, claim NGOs. By Zofeen Ebrahim
After meeting India's sumangali girls I will never look at cute, cheap clothes the same way again. "Workers themselves hardly ever report abuse, in part because many come from lower castes, including the dalit, or untouchables." By Dana Liebelson
India’s long-standing legacies of caste, gender and class antagonism replicate on campuses as well. As higher education moves forward, it does so on these social cleavages. By Sukhadeo Thorat