- n. Plural form of Dalit.
“Formerly known by the pejorative name "Dalits," I understand there are 166 million of them here in India -- about the population of America's East Coast.”
“Though it hasn't polled for all castes, India does count those on the lowest rung — known as Dalits — for special programs and quotas in government jobs and education.”
“Because of this long-practiced caste discrimination, the Dalits are the most marginalized and excluded community in Nepal.”
“Everyone that is except the Untouchables, also known as Dalits, who remain very much discriminated against in Indian society.”
“Economically too, the Dalits are the worst off, often doing menial jobs no one else wants.”
“But many caste groups complained the film portrayed them in a negative light because of certain scenes in which characters say untouchables, known as "Dalits," are dirty and fit to polish the shoes of their social betters.”
“Prakash Jha, the director of the film, "Aarakshan," which means reservation, has agreed to cut parts of the movie that may be offensive to members of India's lower caste groups, known as Dalits.”
“In October, Mayawati attended the official opening of a park on the outskirts of New Delhi that honors icons of the lower castes, known as Dalits.”
“If the Dalits were a nation, it would be larger than the United States of America and the fifth largest in the world.”
“SOUNDS OF GLOBAL WORSHIP: INDIA - THE DALIT STORY The caste system of India has produced a classless people, literally outcasts, called the Dalits, or untouchables.”
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