(see also India, India since Independence)
On the Web: Specialized Sites
Dalitstan Organization. Promotes human rights of the hundreds of millions of Dalits (Sudras, or "Untouchables").
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Freeman, James M. Untouchable: An Indian Life History (Stanford: Stanford U, 1979).
Hiro, Dilip. The Untouchables of India (rev. ed.; London: Minority Rights Group, 1982).
Isaacs, Harold R. India's Ex-Untouchables (NY: John Day, 1965).
Joshi, Barbara. Untouchable! Voices of the Dalit Liberation Movement (London: Zed, 1986).
Liddle, Joanna & Rama Joshi. Daughters of Independence: Gender, Caste & Class in India (London: Zed, 1986).
In the Library: Fiction
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Bandit Queen" , dir. Shekhar Kapur, 119m. In video stores. Controversial "life story" of Phoolan Devi, Dalit woman bandit & rebel who fought back against sexism & caste system, & was shot by police in 2001.
"Saanjh" , dir. Arjun Raina, 20m. From NAATA Distribution. Caste discrimination at work during late-night crisis in a railroad car.
"Where the Twain Shall Meet (Kitte mil ve mahi)" , dir. Arshia Sattar, 72m. Punjabi Dalits & their embrace of Sufism.