History of the Scheduled Caste in India
The Scheduled Castes of India date as far back as the 2nd Century BC when the theory of the soul’s transmigration was first developed. Under this religious theorem, a person would is reincarnated into another caste only after he dies. Until his death and reincarnation, that person is bound to play out his duty within his present caste.
The Scheduled Castes of India just happens to be the lowest caste possible. Those who are born into this caste have no hope of ever moving higher up into other caste systems for as long as they are alive. They are condemned to perform the lowest tasks possible in society such as slaughtering cattle and leatherwork.
The ‘untouchables’ is a term traditionally use to refer to the people within this caste. This derogative term explicitly brings out the level of discrimination this group of people face within their communities.