Bapi Mondal, an artist from the Poundra caste, member of DAFODWAM (Democratic Action Forum of Dalits, Women and Minorities) and an anti-eviction activist from Nonadanga, West Bengal, speaks of his life as a dalit in Bengal.

He tells us how his entire life, and of his ancestors, have been lived as a perpetual evictee, and how the illusive ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ of India have always failed to provide them with the basic human needs: food, clothing, abode.

He describes how for the government and the upper-caste leaders of political parties they are nothing more than a ‘son of a pig’

.He continues to fight these injustices against all the odds.


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