At Varanasi's Manikarnika ghats, children of the Dom caste are employed in lighting funeral pyres. Stigmatised as members of the Dom community they can’t make friends with other ‘normal’ children. This standing also leaves them at an economic disadvantage, taking them away from a chance at an education. These children spend their days dealing with the grimness of death and its rituals, so that they may take home some money.
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