Dalit March

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Dalit Arts & Culture

Research & Studies

SDS-IPAC foresees to undertake various research studies and publications on the issues and aspirations of the Dalit community.

Following are some reports, articles and papers from secondary resources which SDS-IPAC has imbibed in its knowledge building process.

Fact sheet on caste discrimination in India (Visit the following links) 

Human Rights Watch: Clinton urged to address human rights violations against Dalits on visit to India (2011) in a letter to Hillary Clinton HRW mention specific steps to ensure the protection and promotion of Dalit Rights that need to be discussed with the Indian administration.

Anthropology of Caste (from the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2008)

Atrocities report 2004 (An impressive document from the National Human Rights Commission)

INDIA: A democracy in peril (a report from the Asian Human Rights Commission, which includes a chapter on manual scavenging)

Dalits with Disabilities: The Neglected Dimension of Social Exclusion (IIDS working paper, 2010)

Dalit Children- Victims of Caste Discrimination Cases

Every Thirty Minutes: Farmer Suicides, Human Rights, and the Agrarian Crisis in India 

- Report released by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) and the The International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC) looks critically at India’s farmer suicide epidemic. A quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 16 years—an average of one suicide every 30 minutes and Dalits are particularly hard hit.

The uncertainties of life…: Living through Waters of Dejection. A Study of caste discrimination in relief work following when the Yamuna floods occurred during the Commonwealth Games hitting the people living in low lying areas, mainly inhabited by Dalits. The study was conducted by the National Dalit Watch of NCDHR, which Monitors Disaster Response and Preparedness for Inclusion and Equity. The National Dalit Watch have also conducted similar studies in the states of Karnataka, Assam and Andhra Pradesh in the aftermath of unprecedented 2009 floods, unclothing the hidden issues of caste based discrimination in disasters.