Your search for 'dc_creator:( "Mikael Aktor" ) OR dc_contributor:( "Mikael Aktor" )' returned 1 result. Modify search

Did you mean: dc_creator:( "mikael aktor" ) OR dc_contributor:( "mikael aktor" )

Sort Results by Relevance | Newest titles first | Oldest titles first


(3,316 words)

Author(s): Mikael Aktor
In the more narrow sense, untouchability in a Hindu context is typically articulated as a need of purification after having been in physical contact with certain persons. Normally a bath is required in order to regain purity. An early example of such rules can be found in the Gautamadharmasūtra: "When a man touches an outcaste [i.e. a grievous sinner], a Caṇḍāla [i.e. a person from an untouchable caste], a woman who has just given birth or is menstruating, a corpse, or someone who has touched any of these, he becomes purified by bathing with…