In the end, Chouchou was arrested while visiting his sister, taken to a checkpoint where he was tortured (Farmer 18). Chouchou was living in fear, poverty, and was not social equal. His decision to criticize the government cost him his life and the future of his family. Structural Violence in India’s Caste Social System Structural violence found within India is shaped by the caste social system. The lowest rank is the Untouchables, which are typically outcasts and frequently experience brutal assault and widespread discrimination.
Also, the law, in the country, is not fair at all, so they don’t show the proof to tell a person guilty or not. It just base on their moods. Moreover, the medical care is so terrible and unscientific also because the doctors don’t know how to treat the patients. Also, like almost of people in this country, doctors have trouble with their intelligent as well. In 2505, the education system is change a lots; people don’t go to college or university for study, so they can get their degree in Costco- I think they also trouble with the study programs.
It is their own cultural traditions that lead to the tragedy. However, the theme within the novel is of the people oppressed by the colonisation of India especially by England, and how a society is consumed with prejudices based on class or caste and colour that begin to turn on itself, and devalues their own people, culture and heritage. The Kochamma family lived, worked and played together. They didn’t had much communication with each other and nor do they comfort each other or attempt to understand one another which made their family to go through the greatest downfall. Colonisation plays a role in how people begin to perceive each other and India as a whole; as well as it lays the foundation for the sense of worthlessness each member of the family feels at different times.
How unwelcoming it was at that time. The matter of class was also taken up in the novel. How the untouchables were not even allowed to enter the house of other people. How they were deprived of the basic rights and had to suffer just because they were born in a lower caste. Totally pointless and baseless, Roy again tried to highlight how the society was all about caste and
Their lives have been shaped by the government so much that the effects of the past actions made by the whites have become substantially irreversible, forcing the Native American population to suffer and make sacrificing choices in order to live in the present world. Moreover, Sherman Alexie, a fellow Native American and author of the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, is able to show through his depiction of Indian societies not only the problems being faced by Indians nowadays, but problems being faced through the eyes of a teenage boy. The novel has its main character, Arnold Spirit, suffering through poverty and the already stated problems in his reservation, the Wellpinit reservation, and feels the obligation of making a change regarding his own life. He leaves his reservation to try to gain success, opportunities, and hope, only to encounter even more problems ahead of him. With that in mind, it becomes evident that the social, economic, and cultural problems Arnold and his reservation
But they are introduced to their caste identity in their childhood much earlier to their gender identity. They are humiliated in the Hindu religious structure where their caste identity has status of untouchability. The religious identity has no solution except mental anxiety for their ghettoized life. Their caste identity does allow them change in their occupation, consequently resulting in to economic rigidity. The life is crushed under these identities.
Social exclusion is a much broader concept than poverty but it does encompass it. It focuses on what factors prevents an individual from having the same opportunity given to the majority of the community. In India even though the caste system was abolished in the 1950’s it is yet hard to get rid of the age old system that segregates the society groups such as the Adivasi’s and davits aka untouchables or even out caste are considered to be the lowest in the caste system and are excluded in many spheres of life. This I believe in some way creates an artificial poverty line which divides people based on caste, gender and religion. Birth would decide their occupation and their economic fate.
There is no prosperity in the likes of God’s creations. The concept of caste, religion in the 21th Century has been conveyed to the people. The racial discrimination in the hinges is a mundi that is lot of the lives of many. This racial discrimination is very prevalent among the black people. The people are surprised by the fruitful traps between the human societies look peculiar to the modern people and still they have the scars of the age old tradition.
AMBEDKAR 'S CRITIQUE OF CASTE SYSTEM IN INDIA Ambedkar was the voice of voiceless and hope of hopeless , light of those in darkness and support for those . He bought them out of clutches of untouchability, bondage of oppression and the leprosy of the caste system. He was born on 14th April he was born in a low caste family that is treated as untouchable called Mahar caste. He faced lot of difficulties in schools, colleges every where due to the caste system. Upper caste people treat lower caste people as a servants.
He was not allotted a house in the government colony causing him to struggle a lot during the initial days of marriage. ANALYSIS In the book, Joothan – A Dalit’s Life, Omprakash Valmiki writes, “One can somehow get past poverty and deprivation but it is impossible to get past caste.” With this statement, Valmiki highlights the rigidity of the caste system in India that has resulted in the socio-economic oppression of thousands across India over centuries merely because of the “lesser caste” to which they belong. The title of this autobiographical account, Joothan, encapsulates the pain, the humiliation and the poverty of the “untouchable” Chuhra community of Uttar Pradesh. The untouchables or Dalits who were social outcasts not only had to rely on the joothan of others but also had to relish it. The