The Sargam Mahlia Band perform in rural India. The group is composed of members of India's lowest, “untouchable” caste – and yet they are booked to perform at weddings and corporate functions, upending the society's norms. Image: People's Archive of Rural India via YouTube The Sargam Mahlia Band perform in rural India. The group is composed of members of India's lowest, “untouchable” caste – and yet they are booked to perform at weddings and corporate functions, upending the society's norms. Image: People's Archive of Rural India via YouTube
The Sargam Mahlia Band perform in rural India. The group is composed of members of India's lowest, “untouchable” caste – and yet they are booked to perform at weddings and corporate functions, upending the society's norms. Image: People's Archive of Rural India via YouTube
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Band of women from India’s lowest caste smash through social boundaries

The members of the Sargam Mahila Band are from India’s Dalit caste, who were once excluded from public spaces. Now they’re turning India’s social rules upside down

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The Sargam Mahlia Band perform in rural India. The group is composed of members of India's lowest, “untouchable” caste – and yet they are booked to perform at weddings and corporate functions, upending the society's norms. Image: People's Archive of Rural India via YouTube The Sargam Mahlia Band perform in rural India. The group is composed of members of India's lowest, “untouchable” caste – and yet they are booked to perform at weddings and corporate functions, upending the society's norms. Image: People's Archive of Rural India via YouTube
The Sargam Mahlia Band perform in rural India. The group is composed of members of India's lowest, “untouchable” caste – and yet they are booked to perform at weddings and corporate functions, upending the society's norms. Image: People's Archive of Rural India via YouTube
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