The tale not only gives you a glimpse of India’s dark history of caste discrimination but also remains highly optimistic on the ultimate triumph of hard work, determination, and intolerance toward injustice……….Untouchables is peppered with wonderful pithy stories of the struggle against injustice toward lower classes. The book is not only a reflection on Indian society, as it existed but an important part of our history too. The book concludes fantastically with an afterward by the Author’s daughter who was born and brought up in the United States- far from the discrimination that her grandparents faced. Yet traces of the wounds persists if you read between the lines but the good part is that, there is hope for change.

(March 13,2006)