THE STORY OF THE BEGINNING OF BACK TO LIFE

Stella has written a book: “Unberührbar” (Untouchable – My life among the beggars of Benares) was published on March 23rd 2016 at the Fischerverlag in Germany. It tells a lot about the exciting beginnings of our project work.

Here is a small excerpt from the press release of the Fischerverlage:

Sometimes life changes from one second to the other. Stella Deetjen is 24 and travels through India as a backpacker. Suffering from recurring and bad stomach cramps, she sits on the steps to the Holy Ganges in Benares, suddenly feeling the hand of a leper on her head who wishes to comfort her. A touch that changes the life of a young German woman and marks the beginning of her passionate and courageous struggle for the rights and dignity of the untouchables and their families.”

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