"One day, this unconventional man from Nazareth was found talking to a Dalit woman. A woman? Believe it or not, Jews never spoke to women. And even his disciples were shocked at his atrocious behaviour. Added to it, the woman had had five husbands. To top it all, he asked her for a drink of water. As bad as the fellow in 'Samaskara", a Brahmin asking a Dalit for water from an outcast well."
I am surprised to learn from this article that there were Dalits and Brahmins in Nazareth as well??!!!?? Were the Jews having the tradition of down-trodden people? Let us assume that they had such tradition, were they addressed as Dalits? He must and should clarify. I think it's an insult and abuse of the Dalits in India, who should strongly object to it. They should also sue the author for misuse of words and also the newspaper that has carried this write-up that disgraces Dalits.
Dalits in India rank low in the social strata but they too do not stoop to the level of prostitution. The code of conduct, so far as adultary is concerned, was same for the Dalits as was for the Brahmins.
I have some more things to add but I will wait for Benjamin's reply.
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