She Reads South Asia


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Radio boost for marginalised women

By Supriya Menon
BBC India Business Report

In the hot and arid countryside of Andhra Pradesh, T Manjula goes from house to house checking the year's harvest.

Born on the fringes of Indian society, she has fought her way up through hard work and guts.

A volunteer with the Deccan Development Society (DDS), she now tries to help other poor women, most of whom are Dalits, the lowest group in the Indian social hierarchy.

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