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Violences d'un autre âge dans les villages indiens. Actualités d'Ambedkar

Résumé : In many Indian villages, the Dalits (Scheduled Castes or former Untouchables) are victims of daily atrocities at the hands of the dominant castes. With respect to the 2006 murder of a family of Dalits by their village's ruling caste, we show how the police, the medical profession, the courts, and the authorities combined to deny them justice and obstruct the enforcement of laws that are aimed at protecting them - with the involvement of many Dalit officials. In conclusion, it would seem that none of the options or strategies pursued by researchers or activists is likely to improve conditions for the Dalits in the near future: a caste system that is highly adapted to globalisation is far from disappearing; nor is the "practice of untouchability" prohibited by the Constitution (1950).
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Olivier Herrenschmidt. Violences d'un autre âge dans les villages indiens. Actualités d'Ambedkar. Archives Européennes de Sociologie / European Journal of Sociology, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2014, 55 (1), pp.59--81. ⟨10.1017/S0003975614000034⟩. ⟨hal-01631985⟩



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