Dalitis and Adivasis week 2 assignment

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Dalitis and Adivasis Jamie Jordan SOC/120 June 19, 2011 Christine Teramoto
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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 itself. 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,
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male headgear, and female headgear, male and female ornaments, male and female body markings, male and female tattooing, flag and emblems. Das, N.
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