101 student Bhangis

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Page 1 of 2 FMG On-Demand Video #37126 “The Worst Job in the World: The Bhangis of India” Who are the Dalits? Dalits’ status with respect to the Indian caste system – Who are the Bhangis? Bhangis’ status as subset of Dalits – Types of work done by Dalits – Other Subgroups of Dalits – what type of work do they do? Dhobis – Domas – Factoids about the Bhangis: What secret about themselves do male Bhangis keep, and why do they hide that information about themselves? What types of physical ailments are common among the Bhangis? What form of ‘escape’ from the work do some Bhangis take? How do the local citizens treat the Bhangis when they come into contact with them – for example, if a Bhangi comes to a resident’s home during the work day to ask for water? What sorts of physical problems and illnesses are Bhangis subject to, who work in the city sewer systems? Since the technology exists, why do the powers that be NOT install mechanical pumps in
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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