Newspaper that speaks agony !

27Aug07

 Amarnath Tewary  from BBC reports from Dumka, Jharkhand  a sinscillating yet inspiring story of Mr Rajak and his Newspaper that keeps track of  caste atrocities & curruption in the region from last 21 years. This has been an incredible effort by any standards seeing the area rediculously dominated by rich & powerfull Landlords.

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Jharkhand: Gaurishankar Rajak is a poor, “untouchable” washerman, who barely went to school. But the sixty-something Dalit from Dumka in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has published a newspaper every week without fail for the past 21 years, highlighting discrimination against the poor and local corruption.

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Pic01:Mr Rajak has been bringing out the paper for 21 years

Mr Rajak’s four-page, handwritten Hindi-news Din Dalit is photocopied 100 times and sold to subscribers or pasted onto Dumka’s main traffic lights, bus stands and roads

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