Portrait of an old woman in a slum in India.
Dalit is a self-designation for a group of people traditionally regarded as untouchable. Dalits are a mixed population of numerous caste groups all over India, and speak various languages..While the caste system has been abolished under the Indian constitution, there is still discrimination and prejudice against dalits in India. Since Indian independence, significant steps have been taken to provide opportunities in jobs and education. Many social organizations have encouraged proactive provisions to better the conditions of dalits through improved education, health and employment. [Wikipedia]Add to Lightbox Download