Kumbh: 100 Former Manual Scavengers Take Holy Dip

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  Amid vehement demands for eradicating the scourge of manual scavenging, 100 women formerly involved in the occupation today took a holy dip in the Sangam and participated in functions organised at the ongoing Maha Kumbh here. The former scavengers, hailing from Alwar and Tonk districts of Rajasthan, have been brought by Sulabh International founder… Read more »

Gears towards a soiology of sanitation discipline start to grind

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  Sociologists in the Indian Subcontinent have unanimously agreed to introduce sociology of sanitation as a new sub-discipline at the national and global level. The Sulabh International founder, Dr Bindeshwar Pathak told the Daily News that he felt there was a need for a new sub-discipline of sociologist because of the growing interest the world is having on sanitation… Read more »

Syllabus in perspective

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Academicians recommend that the ‘Sociology of Sanitation’ be included as a sub-subject in schools and colleges to address the complexities of the issue When former manual scavenger Usha Choumar was “liberated” a decade ago, her only mission was to ensure that her little daughter does not get into this “dirty business”. Today she is an… Read more »

सिर पर मैला ढोने से मुक्ति पाई महिलाएं भी होंगी कुंभ में शामिल

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इलाहाबाद। परंपरा को तोड़ते हुए सिर पर मैला ढोने की कुप्रथा से मुक्त कराई गई महिलाएं भी कुंभ मेले में संगम तट पर शीर्ष पुजारियों के साथ मिलकर पूजा अर्चना करेंगी। पूर्व में इन महिलाओं को अछूत समझा जाता था। राजस्थान के अलवर और टोंक जिलों से करीब सौ ऐसी महिलाओं को पहली बार सात… Read more »

कभी मैला ढोने वाली महिलाएं करेंगी पूजा-अर्चना

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इलाहाबाद।। महाकुंभ में इस बार एक परंपरा तोड़ी जाएगी। सिर पर मैला ढोने की कुप्रथा से मुक्त कराई गईं महिलाएं (इन्हें पूर्व में अछूत कहा जाता था) संगम (गंगा, यमुना और सरस्वती का मिलन स्थल) पर पुजारियों के साथ पूजा-अर्चना में शामिल होंगी। राजस्थान के अलवर और टोंक जिले की करीब 100 ऐसी महिलाएं संगम में… Read more »

Scavengers to take holy dip at Kumbh, dine with priests

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Come Thursday and the ongoing Kumbh at Allahabad will witness a never-before event when former night soil carriers, considered 'unholy' for centuries, will take a holy dip at the Sangam. Not only this, 100-odd former scavenger women from Rajasthan's Alwar and Tonk districts will perform puja and dine with priests at Kumbh. "The reason behind… Read more »

Once ‘untouchables’, now to take dip in sangam

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Breaking the age old traditions, manual scavenger women, who were once considered as ‘untouchables’ and ostracised from society, will also perform rituals at the holy sangam at the ongoing Mahakumbh. Around 100 former scavenger women from Rajasthan’s Alwar and Tonk districts will have the rare opportunity of taking holy dip at the sangam and performing… Read more »