Community Correspondents

Shambhulal Khatik

Shambhulal Khatik

For the Khatik community from Derwada, life in Rajasthan has been a constant struggle for recognition. With hollow promises made at each election, the community seems to have no hope that their hardships will ever come to an end. Shambhulal Khatik wants to become the voice of this disenfranchised community and others like it. He wants to report on the discrimination against them and to follow up on the progress of promises made by the politicians.

Videos from Shambhulal

Gavri- The Bhil Tribals Celebrate!

 
/ February 3, 2014

The Bhil community of Southern Rajasthan celebrates an annual festival called Gavri which to them symbolises a celebration of life. Our IndiaUnheard Community Correspondent Shambhulal Khatik from Delwara, Rajasthan gives you a glimpse of this colorful festival. Gavri, is a dance-drama which begins on the next day after Rakshabandhan. The...

The neglected Dalit community of Rajasmand, Rajasthan

 
/ December 12, 2013

Confined to a corner of the village, the Dalit community of Delwara, Rajasthan have been living in miserable conditions for as long as they can remember. While the rest of the village now has roads and electricity, this community has neither, Community Correspondent Shambhuraj Tanwar reports. The Dalit community in...

Impact: Discrimination stands alive in crematoriums

 
/ November 5, 2013

Community Correspondent, Shambhu belongs to the Khatik community in Delwara, Rajasthan. The crematorium space for his community was shared with two other Dalit sub-castes, the Meghwals and the Ghametis. Shambu spoke of the space as a ‘ghetto’ for the dearly departed in a video published in November 2012. Since then,...

Discrimination stands alive in crematoriums

 
/ November 7, 2012

The crematories for Dalits in Delwara district of Rajasthan are in very bad shape. There is no place for the relatives to sit and no arrangement for drinking water. There is no shed to burn the body. During monsoons, the relatives use rubber tyres to burn the deceased.  For the...