The 11 Realistic Mulk Raj Anand Untouchable Quotes

Although, Mulk raj Anand wrote his first novel, The Untouchable, in the year 1935, when India was under the British rule. But, the impact of that book was so great that it became an all time Indian classic. Even today the story and the characters found its relevance in today’s India. After 75 years of Independence, when it comes to caste and Untouchability very little has changed in the world’s largest democracy. 

In this brief article we will discuss about some of the realistic quotes of Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand. I’ve also written an article on this novel, if you wanna read then you can also read it from here, Untouchable By Mulk Raj Anand.


The Untouchable Quotes


1. They think we are dirt because we clean their dirt.

Untouchable quotes


2. None of us are pure, we shouldn’t be alive if we were.

Untouchable quotes


3. He had begun to work at the latrines at the age of six and resigned himself to the hereditary life of the craft, but he dreamed of becoming a sahib.

Mulk Raj Anand quote


4. Keep to the side of the road, you, low-caste vermin.

A quote about a low-caste


5.They always abuse us. Because we are sweepers. Because we touch dung. They hate dung. I hate it too.

Mulk Raj Anand Untouchable quote


6. A true child of the outcaste colony, where there are no drains, no light, no water; of the marshland where people live amongst the latrines of the townsmen, and in the stink of their own dung scattered about here, there and everywhere; of the world where the day is dark as the night and the night pitch dark.

Mulk Raj Anand quote


7. But now he knew that there were degrees of castes among the low-caste, and that he was of the lowest.

Mulk Raj Anand quote


8. I only get abuse and derision wherever I go. Pollution, pollution, I do nothing else but pollute people.

Untouchable quote about Bakha


9. I regard Untouchability, The Mahatma Gandhi was saying, as the greatest blot on Hinduism. This view of mine dates back to the time when I was a child.

Mahatma Gandhi quote on Untouchability


10. Two of the strongest desires that keep me in the flash are the emancipation of the Untouchables and the protection of the cow.

Mahatma Gandhi on untouchables of India


11. Untouchable could only have been written by an Indian, and by an Indian who observed from the outside.

Mulk Raj Anand Untouchable quote


I hope you like this, Thanks for reading, Jai Hind.

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Yash Sharma

Namaste reader, My name is Yash, and books for me are like a medicine, which removes my ignorance and also helps me in behaving more like a human.Though I live in the world’s largest democracy, India, but when I look around, I realized that this democratic nation of mine has turned into a kind of feudal oligarchy or kleptocracy, where people from a particular community or I would say particular surname has hijacked this democracy, and the political parties in India has turned itself into a kind of family enterprises where the family members are the only shareholders. And I want to change this, and books are a weapon which is helping me, so that I can help others and my nation.Shukriya for reading this Thought of mine.

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2 Responses

  1. Aishwarya Chitraansh says:

    No.2 and 11 are so touching. Only who observes from outside can think of things such as untouchability, not someone who has faced it in real life.

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