- a member of the lowest class in India, whom those of the four main castes were formerly forbidden to touchFormerly called: offensive untouchable
from Hindi, from Sanskrit dalita, literally: oppressed
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Last year Namita programmed a whole raft of Dalit or “untouchable” writers from across India.
Months in, I spent time with a woman who was a dalit, an outcast.