Untouchability is not only a crime, it is inhuman too. Why and how did Bama decide to fight against it?

Bama was in school when she first came to know of the social discrimination faced by the people of her community. On her way back home from school, she saw an elderly man carrying a small packet containing some eatables; he was holding it by its strings and not at all touching it. She found it funny at first, but soon, was shocked to know from her brother that it was a form of discrimination the people of their community had to face because they were Dalits. Though the incident agitated and, perturbed her, she followed the advice of her brother. She studied hard and stood first. Her education changed the perception of others and upper–class people befriended her. nn

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