ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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A Balmiki Colony in Central Delhi

Socio-spatial Stigma and Segregation

Caste-based spatial segregation, largely assumed to be a characteristic of rural societies, is reproduced in urban spaces as well, and a large population of Dalits continue to inhabit segregated settlements in the metropolitan cities of the country. Fieldwork conducted in one such segregated neighbourhood of Balmikis in central Delhi is drawn upon to explore how they perceive the urban space and how they think they are perceived by others.



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Updated On : 25th Dec, 2018

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