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By Mark Priestley

This publication explores the worldwide event of incapacity utilizing a singular lifestyles path procedure. It offers a different mixture of study, coverage concerns and autobiography, providing the reader an extraordinary chance to make hyperlinks one of the theoretical, the political and the non-public in one quantity. There are contributions from 13 varied international locations bringing jointly validated and rising writers, either disabled and nondisabled. The e-book bridges a few very important gaps within the current incapacity literature and gives a distinct research of the connection among incapacity and iteration in a altering international.

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Within the stories of both the epics Mahabharata and Ramayana, the central twist comes with the interventions of an orthopaedically impaired man and a dwarf woman. If I shift focus, I ®nd that another theme in the narrative depicts disabled people as suffering the wrath of God, being punished for misdeeds that either they or their families have committed. As one of the mothers was told by a family member, `All this has happened because I gave you a ``Shrap'' (curse). If you had been nice to me, I wouldn't have felt the need to curse you'.

Consequently this transformation of society has a very different meaning for people who have been oppressed because of their gender, class, race, religion, caste, displacement and disability status. As disability cuts across all categories, it has been suggested that it is a global issue, thus implying that its meaning and nuances are universal. However, for me there are serious problems with this understanding. Whereas I, who have access to the Internet and a hand driven car, can be considered a privileged disabled person, others in my country are ®ghting for their very survival.

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