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Untouchables
Identifier: e_ea_0026
Title: Untouchables
Description: Photograph of an Indian woman and child. Associated Press caption dated Dec. 26, 1978 reads: ’India’s Children of God -- These children are ’untouchables’ or Harijans meaning children of God as they were called by the Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi. They were photographed recently in Bihar, India. Gandhi first began fighting for the untouchables’ rights 50 years ago. Although ubtouchability has been outlawed by the Indian constitution the tradition has carried on with changes being resisted by upper castes.’ Associated Press photo
State: Bihar
Country: India
Date: circa 1978
Creator: Adams, Eddie
Source: Adams (Eddie) Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Rights: Estate of Eddie Adams
Box: 2010-300/7
Folder: Untouchables, India, #7025
Format: Slide
Size: 35 mm
Subject: Childhood and youth
Economic & Social Conditions