(Re)searching Sanitation and Worship in Banaras: Assi

This is a street in the neighborhood of Assi in Banaras where I conducted my research. There are pockets of trash on the sides of this street. Many of the homes have a clean stretch just outside of the home's threshold where the garbage has been cleaned away by the family and swept clean. Where the space is not accounted for, garbage accumulates to be taken away occasionally by the government trash collection agency called Nagar Nigam or the newly founded private organization for trash removal, A to Z.

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Taken on October 13, 2011