命運不是天注定

HOW A TEAM OF ‘UNCLEAN CLEANERS’ FOUGHT CASTE WITH CRICKET

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Today’s story is from India. There, even though discriminating against people on grounds of their caste has been illegal for years. , people can still find themselves severely disadvantaged. Vimal Kumar is from one of the lowest class castes - the Chuhras. They are sometimes called the untouchables . And for generations the family have made their living by cleaning out toilet pits. But today Vimal is studying for a PhD. He’s managed to rise above the caste system and wants to help the rest of his community to do the same. On the line from BombayMumbai, Vimal has Vimal’s been telling me his story, starting with his time at school.

It’s still very fresh in my mind, at . In the same school my mum mother was sweeper. She used to clean the dry toilets. , the toilets without water. , and my identity in the school was the son of the sweeper . They just call The teachers called me not by my name. They call call all called me, they called like:The son of sweeper, come here. “ And I felt very shamed for shameful in the school.

And were you angry about it? Did you get angry?

Yeah. Because, because during our class they always the whole school called me:Your mother is cleaning our toilet, . You are bad people. You are dirty people. “ They tried to beat us, . They don’t want to touch us . and they don’t allow us into their families, into their houses. And I did not didn’t like to go school due to these things. I always tried try to go, stayed stay at home. So everyday every day my family pushed hard to me to entering enter in the school. And my mother said: Don’t worry about that, just avoid these things , and just go to school and concentrate on your study.

  • Words worth to be remembered:
    • Mumbai: n. 孟买(位于印度西部,原名为Bombay)
    • on grounds of: 以…为理由,以…为借口,根据。 例句: We base this call on grounds of social justice and equity. 我们基于社会正义和公平发出这一呼吁。
    • castes: n. 种姓(制度),社会等级(制度)
    • pit: n. 深洞;煤矿;麻子;修理加油站;交易场所 v. 使有麻子;使有凹陷
    • rise above: 克服;升到…之上;超越…;沾沾自喜。 例句: It tells the story of an aspiring young man's attempt to rise above the squalor of the street. 它讲述了一位有志青年试图摆脱贫苦肮脏的街头生活。

譯文

今天的故事发生在印度。多年来,即使因为种姓而歧视人是违法的,那里的人仍然处于极为不利的地位。维姆·库马尔就是来自最底层种姓中的一员——楚哈拉斯家族。他们时常被称为“贱民”,家族里几代人都是靠打扫厕为生。但如今维姆正在攻读博士学位。他设法摆脱了种姓制度,并帮助处于这一阶层中其他人改变命运。远在孟买的维姆在线向我讲述了他的故事,一切始于他的学生时代。

那些记忆在我脑海里依旧鲜明。我的母亲也在同一所学校做清洁工。她过去经常打扫干厕,也就是没有水的厕所,而我在学校的身份就是清洁工的儿子。老师们不叫我的名字。他们都这样这么跟我说话,“清洁工的儿子,到这来”。在学校我觉得非常丢脸。

那为这个你会生气吗?你生过气么?

是的,全班乃至整个学校都对我说“你妈是给我们扫厕所的。你们是烂人,脏人”。他们还打我们。他们不愿意碰我们,不让我们进他们家门。因此我不喜欢去上学,通常待在家里。每天家人都极力劝我去上学。我的母亲说:“别在意那些,抛开它们,你就去上学,把精力集中在学习上”。

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