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Not-so-Untouchable in America

From: Hammad Ahmed
Length: 11:16

What happens when someone from India's lowest caste gets mugged in the U.S. Read the full description.

Selvapic_small Only one year after coming to the United States from India, Selvaraj was mugged violently by teenagers in New Haven, Connecticut. But when faced with a line-up of suspects and asked, "Who did it?" he reacted in a surprising way. His is a story about mugging, ragging, and the caste system as seen through the eyes of a guy that many Americans have a hard time figuring out. Music and sound in this piece come from magnatune.com (Suchita Parte and John Williams), ndtv.com, and the FreeSound project.

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Piece Description

Only one year after coming to the United States from India, Selvaraj was mugged violently by teenagers in New Haven, Connecticut. But when faced with a line-up of suspects and asked, "Who did it?" he reacted in a surprising way. His is a story about mugging, ragging, and the caste system as seen through the eyes of a guy that many Americans have a hard time figuring out. Music and sound in this piece come from magnatune.com (Suchita Parte and John Williams), ndtv.com, and the FreeSound project.

Broadcast History

Never aired

Timing and Cues

Ends with twenty second music outtro

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Paper Planes M.I.A. Kala. Interscope Records 2007 :20
Narayanam Suchita and Tushar Parte Designer Bliss. Magnatune.com 2005 03:00
Steam Train John Williams Dusty Porch. Magnatune.com 2004 01:00
Dusty Porch John Williams Dusty Porch. Magnatune.com 2004 01:00

Related Website

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