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In India, people are divided and known according to the castes they belong to. Caste is ancient system of social stratification followed by Hindus for centuries and still intact in its premitive form. On this episode’s show, we feature a documentary about India’s Caste System and a recording of a discussion at the South Asian Women’s Centre in Montreal reflecting on violence.

(click here to listen from the South Asian Community News Collective)

[ from the radio archives of the South Asian Community News Collective ]

Since the 1980s the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam have been engaged in a violent conflict where thousands of civilans have been killed. Despite a ceasfire being signed in 2002 between the two groups, in the summer of 2006 Sri Lanka has been witness to the worst violence since then, with many people in the north-east part of the island been killed and even more displaced. Today’s program is the first in a two part episode looking at the conflict in Sri Lanka.

(click here to listen to Part I)

(click here to listen to Part II)