recent decriminalization of begging in New Delhi by
the Delhi High Court invites a comparative look at
the prevalence of begging in India today and at seventeenth
century England post the "Enclosure Movement".
The reactions towards the destitute today do not come
from a place of assisting this part of the population
but from an attempt to clean up our cities.
This article was originally published in The
on August 6, 2018.