A good friend of mine, Zahra, is currently working with an Indian NGO in Jaipur. Over the next six months her work will take her across the country to assess projects and visit marginalized communities.
Her most recent post (http://india.zahraesmail.com/2009/08/the-excluded/) is a stirring account of her latest trip to the field to visit families living “Below the Poverty Line (BPL) and families that are largely marginalized and belong to the Scheduled Caste / Schedule Tribe (SC/ST) or Other Backward Caste (OBC)”.
We hear a lot about the poverty (and the wealth) in India. But even the most informed among us will be disturbed by what Zahra describes in her post.
Update from me – coming soon!