Stories

6 Myths India’s Untouchables Believe

1. I am less than human. Untouchables in India are considered so unworthy that they are not even part of India’s caste system. (This is where the word “outcast” comes from.)...

Are you shocked by India’s caste system?

Technically, discrimination against “Untouchables” is illegal. But that doesn’t stop it from being a daily social practice in India. What most shocked some of our staff to learn about India?...

Tea for Untouchables

Komar* (a staff member of one of our partners in India), lifted a teacup to his mouth and took a sip of delicious Indian masala tea. He looked forward to digging...

India’s Untouchables

What if no one would touch you? What if people told you that you were so worthless, you weren’t even human? That’s what life is like for millions of people...

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