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Daughter Of The Dust

It was her agitation for minimum wages in the '80s that's become the RTI campaign as we know it today

Daughter Of The Dust
Jitender Gupta
Daughter Of The Dust
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Disillusionment came quickly enough, but few left, and even fewer left to put their commitment, energy and passion into something different and more meaningful. Aruna Roy, born to Tamil parents and brought up in a totally secular tradition, is one of those who did. Six years (1968-1975) in the IAS were enough to convince her that reality lay elsewhere.

In her words: "Frankly speaking, I was not happy with bureaucratic functioning.... There are times when one knows that the decisions being taken by higher-ups are blatantly wrong, but nothing can be challenged."

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