Life lessons from the story of Chandalika

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My quest for knowledge particularly in the field of sanitation brought me to India in 2012 and I landed into the very able laps of Dr Bindeshwar Pathak, the founder of the Sulabh International Foundation. Through interviews and conversations I have much from him about where he came from, the interaction between sanitation and social deprivation… 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 »

We should study sociology of sanitation: Academics

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New Delhi: In a bid to better understand how the division between the sacred and the profane works out among social groups in India, a group of academics has recommended that the " sociology of sanitation" be studied at college and university. The academics said the sociology of sanitation could be a sub-discipline within sociology at undergraduate, postgraduate and… Read more »

दिमागी सफाई के बिना अधूरा है स्वच्छता अभियान: मीरा

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संपूर्ण स्वच्छता अभियान यानि खुले में शौच प्रथा को समाप्त करने का लक्ष्य तभी पूरा होगा, जब लोग अपने दिमाग की गंदगी को साफ करेंगे। देश में जातिवादी व्यवस्था के तहत एक जाति विशेष को स्वच्छता की जिम्मेदारी सौंप दी गई है। इससे अन्य सभी लोग यह मानकर यहां-वहां गंदगी करते हैं क्योंकि सफाई करने… Read more »

Need to end manual scavenging: Speaker

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  Describing manual scavenging as despicable, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Monday lamented that caste system and untouchability had given rise to this practice. Inaugurating a two-day national conference of “Sociology of Sanitation: Environmental Sanitation, Public Health and Social Deprivation” here, the Speaker emphasised the need to end this practice. “Unless society cleanses its… Read more »

Manual scavenging must be banned: Meira Kumar

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Jairam Ramesh bats for Bill pending in Parliament Describing manual scavenging as despicable, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said caste system and untouchability have given rise to such a practice in the county.  Addressing a 2-day national workshop on Sociology of Sanitation – Environmental Sanitation, Public Health and Social Deprivations on Wednesday, Meira Kumar said… Read more »