AG posting for Eug:
“The outcastes were not allowed to mount the platform surrounding the well,
because if they were ever to draw water from it, the Hindus of the three upper
castes would consider the water polluted,”
Anand, Mulk Raj. Untouchable. Penguin Classics, pp. 15
The workers are only looked at as workers, as they must look up to the higher
ups to perform even the most basic tasks required to survive.