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25-yr-old woman engineer sarpanch remodels a Haryana Dalit village

IndiaTimes Friday, 16 October 2020 ()
In her trademark blue jeans, white shirt, and neat braid, engineer Parveen Kaur, 25, surveys the makeover of her Dalit-dominated village of farm hands and odd-jobbers. Women and girls mingle with her freely, raising their concerns that came up during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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