Untouchable

“Get up, ohe, you Bakhya, ohe son of pig! …Are you up? Get up, you illegally begotten.”

Anand, Mulk R. Untouchable. London, England New York, N.Y: Penguin, 1986. Print.

This quote is an example of the verbal abuse untouchables have to face every day. For untouchables, this is a never ending treatment; meaning from the time he wakes up in the morning to the time he goes to bed at night, he will always be looked at as being less than. Those of higher castes cannot stand his sight, not because of anything he has ever done, but because of the position he has been born into. He is only allowed to do low level, quite dirty work, like working in the latrines, and is abused for it day in and day out.