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Chapter 3: Dalit Encounter with Christianity: Change and Continuity
Even after sixty years of independence, the situation of the ex-untouchables, today popularly known as Dalits, remains pathetic. Their representation in various government and private institutions is inadequate. Social and cultural discrimination against them continues. All the same, there is persistent daily struggle among them to leave behind a life tainted and broken by others and to seize the chance of a better future. A call for change and an assertion of self-respect appear to be emerging from among them, and it is important to trace this highly significant struggle. This chapter studies the situation of the Dalit Christians and their struggle for equality in different parts of India.