ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Defi ning Untouchability in Relation to the Body

 forgotten pillar of holding up caste/ism (and rac/ism, the other two pillars being power and prejudice). One comes across the claim from many caste Hindus that they are not prejudiced (i e, they consciously and publicly disavow caste-based thinking, feeling, doing), and that they consciously abjure from (re)producing power relations of caste in their interpersonal transactions in everyday life. Apart from the fact of mistaking systemic power for interpersonal power, the key issue of privilege as

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