Entries Tagged as 'untouchable'

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Untouchable=Load of Hooey (Or: Cultural Relativism Be Damned)

Even in a vastly simplified form, a discussion of Nepal’s caste system is almost meaninglessly dense for a big-picture guy such as myself. Nominally outlawed before I was born, there nevertheless persists a deep and socially meaningful set of caste divisions in society here. One of our newest subjects is of an Untouchable caste. Not entirely [...]