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Silencing Caste, Sanitising Oppression

Understanding Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

The article is based on a presentation at a workshop on “Understanding ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’: Caste, Public Health, and the City” organised by Department of Gender Studies/School of Human Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi, held on 24 and 25 February 2015. The author would like to specially thank the anonymous referee, who read the paper carefully, gave important suggestions and made useful comments, which helped him revisit the presentation in a new manner.Subhash Gatade ( is a journalist and writer based in Delhi.

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