Dalit Murgan candles resemble the clay pots that Indian women are often seen carrying when returning from the well. Each sale helps support The Life Association charity's work with street children and the Dalit people of India. Lavender scented with a four hour burn time. Dalit candles are so much more than just a candle. You are not just purchasing a candle, you are supporting some of the poorest people in the world.
For over 3000 years the Dalits – or Untouchables – have been positioned at the bottom of Indias' society and are subject to the most aggressive and dehumanising abuse. They are born into a culture that devalues them from birth with society considering them lower than animals. The term ‘Dalit’ literally translates to downtrodden or oppressed and there are 250 million Dalits who are exposed to this injustice.