What are the reference of untouchability in Hindu Scriptures? When did untouchability start? Practices

2 points | Post submitted by metadota 1464 days ago | 1 comments | viewed 1124 times

Kalavai Venkat's "Caste: a HAF-baked Lamentation" tells that "untouchability started in 12th century"

Can somebody provide any reference from any book/scripture/history etc for the statement that "untouchability started in 12th century"? or atleast provide Earliest documented use of untouchability?

(like any reference from Swami vivekananda etc. will also be good enough)

  • i__Mystic1454 days ago | +0 points

    Fa hian in his visit to India during AD 600 mentioned untouchability was prevalent against chandaals (animal skin rippers).

    Chandaals lived in outskirts of villages.


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