Sanjay Mallick, one of Kolkata’s Doms, takes a break from his work at the morgue. Photo: Sohini C

Keeping death in the family: An untouchable caste in India is vital to Kolkata’s mortuaries

  • One clan of Doms – the caste of corpse burners – work in five government hospital mortuaries
  • They have held these jobs for two or three generations
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Sanjay Mallick, one of Kolkata’s Doms, takes a break from his work at the morgue. Photo: Sohini C
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