Daily Archives: April 23, 2009

Mysore café staffed by Dalit girls challenges caste taboos

Although the Indian constitution banned untouchability sixty years ago, even today dalits are forbidden, in interior villages and small towns, from doing anything other than low menial jobs.
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“The new fad in Indian coffee shops is staff dressed in the worst of the west, badly made uniforms with baseball caps! Our waitresses, dressed traditionally are making a deliberate statement.” Read the whole article on The Guardian