Community Correspondents

Bhan Sahu

Bhan Sahu

Bhan Sahu thought being poor meant walking a kilometer to school and then having to drop out when she was eight years old, until she started working at an NGO and realized there were others even less fortunate than herself. Her interest in education didn’t wane, however. Using video as a tool to bring people together, her Community Correspondent reports for IndiaUnheard focuses on education and the rights of tribal people.

Videos from Bhan

No social life for a low caste Harijan

 
/ April 25, 2012

A low caste Harijan belonging to the cobbler caste is being looked down upon as low and undignified by the rest of the residents in the village. No invitations for social events like birthdays, weddings or funerals are extended to him. The barber refuses to cut his hair or give...

Untouchability: Mid-wives excluded from celebrations

 
/ April 24, 2012

Most midwives in India belong to the Dalit community. Once the child is born, however, the touch of a midwife is deemed unacceptable to the mother and child. Celebrations of the birth continue without her participation. At most, she is invited but will be kept away from the festivities and...