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Scheres, A., Oosterlaan, J., Geurts, H., Morein-Zamir, S., Meiran, N., Achut, H., Vlasveld, L., & Sergeant, J.A.
(3.) During the British period in Indian history, these groups were collectively referred to as "the Untouchables," an anglicized term derived from the Sanskrit/Hindi achut, "that which is not to be touched." "Untouchable" was a catch-all category for any person who was born into a social group whose ritual status vis-a-vis traditional Brahmanigal hierarchies fell below that of the "four castes." Interestingly, even the meat-eating, alcohol-drinking, ritually-defiled British were by strict Brahmanical standards, "untouchable."
Like those of Devkota, the main characteristics of Siddhichran Shrestha are indignation against poverty as in Timro baasita paisa chhaina (Your Father has No Money, Son, 1952); the wrong aspects of the social tradition such as the untouchability of a section of human society, as indicated in his poems Chyamini (1951) and Achut (The Untouchable, 1955); call for a revolution against political and economic exploitation by the Rana rulers, as in many poems such as Sankat (Crisis, 1945), kag (The Crow, 1946), Yugako Urdi (Orders of Time, 1948); and disillusionment over the people's unfulfilled expectations from the 1951 revolution as in the poem Ba aaunubhaeko chhaina (Father Has Not Come Home, 1952).