“Why are we always abused?… They [gentility] always abuse us. Because we are sweepers. Because we touch dung. They hate dung. I hate it too. That’s why I came here. I was tired of working on the latrines every day.” (42) Anand represents the lowest worker as someone who is at the same standing as their task. The worker is esteemed by his line of work. Bakha realizes that his social position and worth as a person is in line with his occupation, he is seen and treated as the very thing he cleans, feces.
Anand, Mulk Raj. Untouchable. Penguin Classics, 2014.