This is part of Amdekbar's Manu and Shudras. I am a Dalit and after reading my history,I regret that why B R Amdekbar agreed for 'reservation',he shouldnt had. A separate country was real solution. I love my India,but how will I forget the aristocracy done by so called upper castes? "Under the rule of the Marathas and the Peshwas the Untouchables might not spit on the ground lest a Hindu should be polluted by touching it with his foot, but had to hang an earthen pot round his neck to hold his spittle. He was made to drag a thorny branch of a tree with him to brush out his footsteps and when a [f2] [f3]. In the Punjab a sweeper was required while walking through streets in towns to carry a broom in his hand or under his armpit as a mark of his being a scavenger[f4]. In Bombay the Untouchables were not permitted to wear clean or untorn clothes. In fact the shopkeepers took the precaution to see that before cloth was sold to the Untouchable it was to[f5] and not allowed to cremate their dead[f6]. In Malabar the Untouchables were not permitted to carry [f7]. In South India Untouchables were expressly forbidden to cover the upper part of their body above the waist and in the case of women of the Untouchables they were compelled to go with the upper part of their bodies quite [f8]."