Sunday, October 10, 2010

In The Name Of God

The Ramnamis are a group of untouchables from central India.  Banned from entering temples along with other Hindus, they decided to tattoo God's name (Ram) all over their faces and bodies.  A message to say the they "could have God with them too", and it angered the upper castes who felt that they were polluting God's name with their untouchable bodies.

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