articles by Dr Ravichandran Bathran


India's manual scavengers: Instead of focusing on 'disgusting practice', it's time to discuss worker who dies anonymously cleaning our filth

Until 1993, different governments employed manual scavengers to remove human filth from every house. Widely referred to as dry latrines, people defecated in a bucket and this bucket was later removed by municipal servants who were called manual scavengers. Though this is officially banned, it still continues.


Pariyerum Perumal: Examining the anti-caste perspective of Mari Selvaraj's critically acclaimed film

The movie Pariyerum Perumal, directed by Mari Selvaraj, has been widely debated for its explicit discussions on caste. But is it really anti-caste?