(2003) The Untouchables: My Family’s Triumphant Journey Out of the Caste System in Modern India. Scribners: New York.
Submit a 4-page paper (that’s 4 full pages) on any of the following topics:
1. Caste. Respond to the following two quotations and the questions following them:
• “All his life, Damu refused to define himself by circumstances and aimed at shaping his own destiny.” (Jadhav 2003:13). Although Damu was motivated by his own experience to escape the bonds of untouchability, what historical conditions, historical figures, and changing circumstances outside of himself made it possible for Damu to follow his path?
“I spit on these inhuman traditions. I am not going to abide by such traditions.” (Jadhav 2003:24). What were the fundamental beliefs embedded in the caste system that Damu needed to overcome in order to change his life opportunities? Be sure to describe those fundamental beliefs in your answer
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