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How a Dalit's struggles highlight India's failure to deal with caste issues

Before Swapnil's first day in college could end, on July 19, 2016, he was dead as a consequence of an alleged romantic relationship with a 15-year-old girl in school

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Alison Saldanha | IndiaSpend Navi Mumbai
Past the newly constructed Eastern Freeway and its scenic seaboard views, about 35 km from one of India’s costliest business districts, Nariman Point, the car hit a stretch of tar lined with yellow butterfly-winged streetlights, heralding passage into Navi Mumbai.
Formerly called ‘New Bombay’, the township was part of a 1960s and 1970s dream to create a better-planned, egalitarian, and greener version of its namesake, ‘Bombay’, Maharashtra’s capital city. Celebrated architect Charles Correa, renowned for his work on housing the urban poor, had hoped New Bombay would emerge as the New Delhi for the

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First Published: Apr 29 2018 | 11:24 AM IST

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