(This) powerful book, tells an inspiring story of (the Author’s) family’s struggle for equality and justice in India, where millions of untouchables have been compelled to lead peripheral subhuman existence for centuries. This is the Author’s family’s triumphant story to overcome caste discrimination, illiteracy and poverty through empowerment, education and democracy.

India China Institute, The New School (NY), U.S.
Lecture Announcement
(October 11, 2005)