Season 2 Premiere – “Formerly Untouchable” Castes // Passing While Indian


Dr. Lezli kicks off Season 2 of IDE Impolite Conversation with leading anti-caste expert, journalist, and award-winning author, Yashica Dutt. Yashica is the author of “Coming Out As Dalit: A Memoir”. The two explore Yashica’s journey hiding her lower, “formerly untouchable” Dalit caste, why “nobody cares about caste anymore” is laughable, passing as an upper caste Indian, and why all Indian cultural exports from movies to food have to be viewed through the lens of caste.

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Pod Team = Lezli Levene Harvell (Host & Executive Producer) / Duresny “Rez” Nemorin (Producer) / Justin Bates (Sound Engineer) 


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