What kind of treatment was received by the untouchables like the Chandalas?

The untouchables were ill treated from the other sections of the society.

  1. They were considered as a polluted caste and people did not dine with them.
  2. These people used to inhabit the areas on the outskirts of the city and were not allowed to enter the main city during the night.
  3. They had to use discarded utensils and wear clothes of the dead and ornaments made of iron.
  4. They generally performed lower-level jobs like cremation of the corpses and sanitation work.
  5. Some of their classes had to sound a clapper while moving on the streets to be aware of the other people as their shadow was also considered polluted.

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