Cast oppression alive and well in India








In an earlier post I'd written about efforts to tackle the oppression of the caste system in India by, amongst other things, the conversion by untouchables from Hinduism to Buddhism.  On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the conversion to Buddhism of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, the BBC's Crossing Continents programme produced an audio documentary 'Escaping Caste'. It examines the impact that the case system continues to have on the lives of millions of people and the difference that conversion to Buddhism makes to their lives.