The hardest work in the world. Interview with “the manual scavengers”

During my stay in India, I had the opportunity to spend a day closely following the work of manual scavengers.

Manual scavengers are part of the lowest caste of the Indian social system: the untouchables, those who do the most humble jobs and are treated like stray animals.

Their job? Clean the sewers by hand, sometimes immersing themselves completely in them.

With Dilavar, who today manages a team of manual scavengers, I also talked about happiness: I’m traveling around the world to understand how people can be happy in different ways.

To do this I also asked him the ten questions of the happiness questionnaire: here is his recipe.