Chamar bottle maker, illustration

Chamar bottle maker, illustration

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Caption: Chamar bottle-maker. 19th Century illustration of a Chamar leather bottle-maker in India. The Chamar are one of the untouchable Hindu communities, or dalits. As untouchables, they were traditionally considered outside the Hindu ritual ranking system of castes known as varna. Image from 'Tashrih al-aqvam, an account of origins and occupations of some of the sects, castes and tribes of India' (1825).

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