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Journal - India (Week 4)

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

The following content is from the journal I kept during my internship with UNICEF. It documents my reflections during a field trip to India in 2006.


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Fourth Week: July 3-July 8

Excluded Community


Exception of Untouchability

The concept of untouchability and pollution has two exceptions: when purchasing alcohol and raping women.


Bicycle Rickshaw Puller


For some people, bicycle riding is for fun.


But for some people, they make a life out of it. It is their work place, a home, and a shelter.





The Marginalized of the Marginalized: the Musahar

Our team will be documenting girls' elementary education in the Musahar community in Bihar.


Bihar is the most underdeveloped state among all Indian states.


Musahar is the most backward caste even among the Dalits.


Girls are more discriminated against than boys.


Rural areas are poorer than urban areas.


Girls from rural Musahar communities in Bihar are the lowest among the lowest. Reflecting their multiple disadvantages, their literacy rate is strikingly low - only 0.03%.




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