Buy a book; Change a life
By Renee@Doorkeeper on May 12, 2011
If you purchase the book I'm reviewing in this post, you'll better the quality of life for one of the most oppressed groups in our world today: the Untouchables of India, now called the Dalits. Thanks to author Randy Singer, who is donating every penny from the sale of his novel False Witness to the Dalit Freedom Network. "Singer was moved by the plight of the Dalit children, struggling to throw off the yoke of oppression and replace it with real freedom and dignity, so he committed to do his part. He believes that 'no child should be untouchable.'" Here's what Singer's press release shares about the Dalits . . .
"India is a land of civil rights, in theory, but of brutal oppression, in fact—especially for the 165 million members of the Dalits, India’s lowest caste. During Randy Singer’s first trip to India a few years ago, he saw firsthand the systemic oppression of the Dalits (formerly known as untouchables) through the Hindu caste system. Singer was astonished by the fact that the world’s largest democracy was also a breeding ground for the world’s largest human-trafficking operations, that it would allow the exploitation of 15 million children in bonded labor, that it would tolerate temple prostitution and other forms of sexual slavery, and that it would foster economic and social systems that oppress nearly 25 percent of its people."
"But there is a silver lining. A bond was formed between the Dalits and Christians. The Dalits began asking the church to help educate their children. Follow this link to continue reading.
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