Watch the full video (above) of the CORP Seminar by Dr Sanghmitra Acharya addressing the factors characterising sanitation work and how the instricially discriminatory nature of this work impacts the lives of the workers.
With a focus on the experiences of Dalits engaged in scavenging and cleaning, Dr Acharya argues that, while a majority of the literature around the issue explores social discrimination in general, it does not adequately reflect on the experience of social discrimination and humiliation experienced by these workers; and consequences of such experiences.
Dr Acharya is Director, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies, New Delhi.
The question and answer session that followed can be accessed here.
This is the 13th in the series of the Community of Research and Practice (CORP) seminars planned by the Scaling City Institutions for India: Sanitation (SCI-FI: Sanitation) initiative. More information can be found at the event page.