Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Question

Who are untouchables?

Answer

These are people kept outside the caste hierarchy consisting of Brahman, Ksatriya, Vaisya and Sudra. Owing to wrong committed by their ancestor in the past they were declared untouchable and since than, the enigma or label of humiliation was stuck to their foreheads. These are outcast individuals still living in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka etc. states.

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