In 2002, a group of Dalit women in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh started the newspaper Khabar Lahariya. Challenged by deep prejudice against their caste, oppressive patriarchy and religious extremism, the courageous reporters do their work at great personal risk — including domestic violence and threats from corrupt officials and the mafia. Their work has led to government action in formerly neglected neighborhoods: roads were fixed, medical services provided, canals filled with water and electricity connected.
- Sushmit Ghosh Rintu Thomas
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