VishMahabir posted:Baseman posted:Baseman posted:VishMahabir posted:
Did you meet any DALITS while you were there?
Are they really Afros or dark skinned lower caste Indians?
Yes, I did a lot of charity work in Dalit villages, I even donated and headed a fund raising effort to build a new school in a Dalit village, Phalgar!
Dalits are like anyone else. The kids in the school had grand dreams, IT engineers, Doctors, etc. They are as innocent, playful and funny as kids anywhere in the world!
No, they are not Afros and not all dark skinned. Few of the kids has greyish/bluish eyes and were medium brown. My two sons played soccer with them and after 30 mins, they all looked the same.
Hi Vish, I took this out of my fb album, these are girls from one of the villages of low caste, Dalits and Other Backwards Caste (OBC) as defined in the Indian constitution!
I read somewhere that the Dalits in India were Afros and could trace their roots to Africa...cant find the source now...Just the name they give these people is degrading..."other backward caste"?
But these people look really poor.
India is still a poor country, so people poor.
On the caste thing, a pandit once explained it to me this was:
God made Brahmins with his hands,
God made Dalits with his foot and,
God found the pleasures of a woman and made the rest of humanity!
There was no reference to Africans. I never heard that anywhere!