Photographer's Note

following claude's post on the class difference in india, here is one on the "caste" difference.
the caste system is primarily a creation of the manu smriti ( manu's doctrine) which was written about a couple of thousand years ago for the hindu religion. in his doctrines he mentioned 4 varnas. brahmins ( the learned class) , kshatriyas ( the warrior class), vaishyas ( the traders) and the sudras ( the people who do the menial work). however there was another class that was formed later ( nobody knows when) called the ati sudras or who were known as the untouchables(they're now known as dalits)

this caste difference is still very evident in india and i'm talking about it in a holistic way, though the degree of this difference is less in the cities.
thios particular man in the foregorund belongs to one of the lowest classes (today there are subclasses and the number of these subclassesis between 2-3000, nobody knows the exact estimante) while in the background a brahmin walks by. this man was waiting to be given a a heavy sack of something.. which he later carried on his back to another place along with donkeys.

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