Dalits and Adivasis
I had only gone to India for two weeks and I did not understand why some
people were treated one way and others were treated another. Not until I
returned to the states did I do some research and discovered that there is a class
of people which are referred to as Dalits, (the unclean). These people, men,
women and children alike do the worst of the jobs, live in the worst of conditions.
At the same time the Adivasis, who are another ethnicity are above the Dalits,
and the Hindu society are responsible for this discrimination.
In this paper I will show how the Hindu holds the Adivasis above the Dalits
also how the Hindu society discriminates far too much against the Dalits people
because of their ethnicity. I will also show how this form of discrimination is not
only destroying these people and their culture, but also how it is hurting India
India is a very beautiful country, with the temples and shops, the
wonderful places to eat and visit, these are the places that most of the tourists
see and go. Then there is a side, which is disturbing, and to the extreme, a side
most tourists do not see, and if they do, it is not understood what is going on.
Most people only see all the good and beauty in India, from the peace, religions,
and cultures, and are in amazement over all the beautiful clothing. What many
people do not know is that all the different styles of clothes, tattoos and jewelry
are part of how India cultures recognize who is who.
The people of India indentify themselves through various markers. “The
major markers are male dress, female dress, male shawl, female shawl, turban,