Review: Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand

Though written in 1935, the book Untouchable could be a true picture of India a century later, as casteism still flourishes, though not so openly. The idealism of the independence era has died, and the mindset of the powerful Brahmin officials in India today remains similar to the powerful brahmins in India 80 years ago. The book is about a day of the life of Bakha, a 18 year old sweeper. He prefers to work with the british as they treat him as a human being, unlike the upper caste Indians who treat him like an animal, and feel polluted by his touch. He is expected to warn people that he is coming so that they do not touch him by mistake and get polluted. It also shows the hypocrisy of brahmins priests, who lust after his good looking sister sohini, yet shout polluted after they have molested her . The open discrimination which he faces, continues even in India today as education and technology has not changed the mindset of the all powerful brahmin officials. It describes his interaction with the salvation army padre who does not discriminate against the untouchable people. In the final section of the book, a meeting of Mahatma Gandhi has been described where he attempts to change the mindset of people against casteism, saying that people should be not discriminated according to their profession or caste.

In India today, in 2015, the caste based discrimination continues as bengaluru cybercrime refused to take against shivalli brahmin cheater BBM nayanshree hathwar, who cheated a single woman obc engineer of more than Rs 1.1 lakh, instead the brahmin fraud nayanshree has been allegedly rewarded with a job in R&AW, falsely claiming that the cheater nayanshree owns this and other websites. Similarly the goan gsb brahmin frauds riddhi siddhi, who are cheating the obc engineer and have commited corporate espionage are also rewarded with a job in R&AW, falsely claiming that they have the impressive resume of the obc engineer they cheated. To avoid allegations of casteism, a mediocre lazy greedy goan obc call girl bsc sunaina is promoted by the mainly brahmin officials who she sleeps with, as the domain investor and webmaster who owns the blog, to deny the hardworking obc engineer a fair deal. Ruchika, houswife veena, asmita patel nd others are other mediocre frauds who have been alleegdly rewarded with a job in R&AW for collaborating with the fraud brahmin officials in stealing the resume of the obc engineer.

Like the untouchable a century ago, the single woman bhandari obc engineer who actually owns the website has been ruthlessly defamed, openly discriminated against, denied information and opportunities, while lazy greedy goan call girls, brahmin and other cheaters get lucrative jobs allegedly in R&AW, falsely claiming that these frauds own this and other websites of the obc engineer. Her powerful fraud mainly brahmin engineering classmates falsely claim that 7-8 call girls and cheaters, have her impressive resume including a Btech 1993 EE degree to get all these fraud women permanent jobs allegedly in R&AW, Indian external intelligence agency, so that these women can join these classmates in defaming, exploiting, cheating and harassing her

The brilliant engineer has been told that she is being subjected that she is being subjected to a cruel human experiment because of her caste and academic brilliance, subjected to human rights atrocities daily, which she will not be able to find out using official methods. Why should the obc bhandari woman spend her hard earned money and time on the website and 8 cheater brahmin and other fraud women get credit, salary for doing nothing, while the obc woman is getting defamed and is being treated like a slave of these fraud brahmin and other women,.

Though written nearly a century ago, the mindset of the mainly brahmin officials who control most of India today remains the same, as think that cheating, exploiting and harassing vulnerable lower caste people remains their birthright. Any lower caste person who raises his or her voice against these atrocities finds that they are subjected to the most terrible human rights abuses , giving fake excuses of national security. A good read for any foreigner planning to do business in India or a person facing caste based discrimination.

Untouchable
Mulk Raj Anand
Published : 1935
with foreword by E M Forster