anonymous
  • anonymous
Who were the lowest people in the Indian social system, and what was their role in society?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
What time period are we speaking of here?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Traditionally, there are four principal castes (divided into many sub-categories) and one category of people who fall outside the caste system—the Dalits. As members of the lowest rank of Indian society, Dalits face discrimination at almost every level: from access to education and medical facilities to restrictions on where they can live and what jobs they can have. The discrimination against the Dalits is especially significant because of the number of people affected; there are approximately 167 million Dalits in India, constituting over 16 percent of the total population. Within the Dalit community, there are many divisions into sub-castes. Dalits are divided into leather workers, street sweepers, cobblers, agricultural workers, and manual "scavengers".
madhu.mukherjee.946
  • madhu.mukherjee.946
not only the Dalits basically the "untouchables" or Harijans in all the states .In Bengal,theres a large no. of Dom,Shuri and Bagdi.

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