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A Father Vows To Save His Daughter From A Marriage He Forced Her Into

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The man with the bandaged heads is one of the four members of the Dalit community who were flogged with iron rods and pipes on July 11 by group of self-styled "cow protectors." Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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The Caste Formerly Known As 'Untouchables' Demands A New Role In India

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Indian government forces douse a burning tire left by protesters in the Kashmiri city of Srinagar. Violence has swept through the disputed region since separatist rebel Burhan Wani was killed by the Indian army on Friday. Yawar Nazir/Getty Images hide caption

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A boat approaches Ghoramara island in India's Sundarbans. Most traffic goes the other way, as thousands of Ghoramara residents have left the flood-prone island in recent years. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The Vanishing Islands Of India's Sundarbans

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Ambadas Raut uses copper rods known as dowsing sticks to locate sources of underground water in a dry reservoir. He's had 400 clients and says he's found water for 80 percent of them. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Are Indians Turning To The 'Supernatural' In Subterranean Search For Water?

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