CONTENTS:- 1. Hinduism. 2. Caste system. 3. Some Common concept Regarding the Origin of Untouchability. 4. Racial Difference theory of Stanley Rice. 5. Broken Men theory of Dr. B R Ambedkar. 6. Origin of Untouchability. 7. Probable Date of the Origin of Untouchability. 8. Epilogue.
During the course of its search for the origin of untouchability, this work studies the origin and development of Hinduism and cast system as well. It also studies various other theories regarding the origin of untouchability. It comes to the conclusion that just as Hinduism and caste system have no founders, mundane or divine, so has untouchabolity no founder. It was a self-evolutionary phenomenon; a spontaneous social reaction to the circumstances, through which the society was passing at the time when the untouchability actually emerged.