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Fatal Accidents of Birth: Stories of Suffering, Oppression and Resistance

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Fatal Accidents of Birth: Stories of Suffering, Oppression and Resistance by Harsh Mander

This volume collects seventeen stories of women and men who, simply because they were born poor, or a particular gender, or into a certain caste or religion, fell prey to the many atrocities and indignities endemic to contemporary India. Some resisted, survived, and soldier on. Some did not. Lachmi Kaur lost almost all the male members of her family in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984. She then overcame despair to singlehandedly bring up her children and grandchildren with fierce love and pride. With great courage of conviction, Krishan Gopal, a Dalit man from Nimoda in Rajasthan, decided to build his own shrine to Hanuman after being forbidden from the village temple by his upper-caste neighbours. What followed was persecution, violence and exile from the village which lasted all his life. At twenty-eight, Dandapani defied his family

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Pages: 216
Size: 712 KB
Publisher: Speaking Tiger Books
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9789386338198 (DRM-EPUB)

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02/23/2017
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