Women and Class in Post-Colonial Literature


  • M R Pranitha
  • T. S. Prathyusha


Untouchability is the direct product of the caste system. It is an age-old concept of the caste system that symbolizes the inhuman classification of people. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar wanted an undivided or unbiased society where everyone is enjoying equality in every field. A whole section of Indian society is kept in a suppressed state, ill-fed, ill-paid, and ill-treated based on their caste. They were deprived of proper income. Women of the lower class, especially, were pathetically affected because of this system. They were not given the right to education. They were confined to a life that is no less than a prison.