Every day, Uma walks through the village with her basket to the communal latrine. Nobody touches her along the way. She has an enamel toilet in her own home, but she cleans the excrement of others because this is the job assigned by her caste.
This practice has been illegal since 1993, but still 700,000 Dalits, perhaps more, endure the same daily routine as Uma.
Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh.
Copyright Marcus Perkins