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December 11th, 2014
Episode 71 of 461 episodes
The caste system in India is thousands of years old but still defines the status of hundreds of millions of people. Arundhati Roy, is an Indian writer of fiction and political essays. Known for her Man Booker Prize winning novel The God of Small Things. She argues that caste has been modernized and entrenched by democracy in India, with grave implications for health, equality and human rights.