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Various Dalit Community

Who Are the Dalits? Also called 'Untouchables,' they traditionally were oppressed by Hindus
Poras Chaudhary / Image Bank History & Culture by Kallie Szczepanski  July 23, 2018  Even in the 21st century, an entire population in India and Hindu regions of Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh is often considered contaminated from birth. Called "Dalits," they face discrimination and even violence from members of higher castes, or traditional social classes, particularly in access to jobs, education, and marriage partners.
Dalits, also known as "Untouchables," are members of the lowest social group in the Hindu caste system. The word "Dalit," meaning "oppressed" or "broken," is the name members of this group gave themselves in the 1930s. A Dalit actually is born below the caste system, which includes four primary castes: Brahmins (priests), Kshatriya (warriors and princes), Vaishya (farmers and artisans), and Shudra (…