Thursday 17 April 2008

India Stinking

India Stinking is the title of a truly horrific book by Gita Ramaswamy (published by Navayana Publishing, Pondicherry, 2005). The subtitle explains all: "Manual scavengers in Andhra Pradesh and their work". All truly dreadful. India has many, many good things - but this ain't one of them. Shame on all you Indian politicians and so-called higher-caste people who allow this ghastly and illegal occupation to continue as if it were not ghastly and illegal - get a grip, break the habit of a lifetime, and do something noble!