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Breaking the social boycott

Breaking the social boycott

(Penguin Petit)

Milind Khandekar
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At his first job, Phulia’s department was jokingly called the ‘Brahmin department’ because the four people comprising the team were Brahmins, and the work was also very laid-back. Phulia was the first Dalit to be recruited to this department, and the other four left no stone unturned to unsettle him so that he would quit.
After a humiliating incident that nearly cost him his job, Phulia was determined to avenge himself with sheer success—and in a few years, his unrelenting hard work ensured that he was heading that department, responsible for imports valued at Rs 100 crore. But eager to be his own master, he left his job with Rs 9000 in his pocket to start his own company. Having ruthlessly navigated caste-based discrimination himself, Phulia is now a strong advocate of independent businesses for Dalits to empower the next generation.
Read more about this extraordinary business story here.

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jul/2017

Length : 8 Pages

MRP : ₹15.00

Breaking the social boycott

(Penguin Petit)

Milind Khandekar

At his first job, Phulia’s department was jokingly called the ‘Brahmin department’ because the four people comprising the team were Brahmins, and the work was also very laid-back. Phulia was the first Dalit to be recruited to this department, and the other four left no stone unturned to unsettle him so that he would quit.
After a humiliating incident that nearly cost him his job, Phulia was determined to avenge himself with sheer success—and in a few years, his unrelenting hard work ensured that he was heading that department, responsible for imports valued at Rs 100 crore. But eager to be his own master, he left his job with Rs 9000 in his pocket to start his own company. Having ruthlessly navigated caste-based discrimination himself, Phulia is now a strong advocate of independent businesses for Dalits to empower the next generation.
Read more about this extraordinary business story here.

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Milind Khandekar

Milind Khandekar has over twenty-two years of experience in the field of journalism. He is currently managing editor at Media Content and Communications Services (I) Pvt. Ltd (MCCS), and looks after the editorial content of ABP News, ABP Ananda and ABP Majha. He has previously worked with the Navbharat Times and Aaj Tak. He is a product of the Times Centre for Media Studies, and received the Rajendra Mathur Award for best trainee (Hindi) in 1991.

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