[Marxism] India's first news magazine by and for slum dwellers
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Mon Jul 12 17:43:55 MDT 2004
"India's first news magazine by and for slum dwellers"
"Indian slum-dwellers given voice"
By Habib Beary
BBC correspondent in Bangalore
Their pride is unmistakably justified - a team drawn from the ghettos is
successfully running India's first news magazine about slum-dwellers.
"Slum Jagathu", or Slum World, a monthly, focuses on life in overcrowded
and neglected settlements, where most of India's urban poor live.
"It is not just a magazine. It is a voice echoing the struggle of
slum-dwellers," says Isaac Arul Selva, editor and publisher, himself a
"Our ultimate aim is to inspire a movement to fight for our basic rights
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