The word Dalit literally means “broken”, “crushed” or “oppressed”. In Hindu society, Dalits are at the lowest rung of the ladder. The vast majority of them are impoverished, exploited and powerless to change their fate. Considered to be polluted or unclean, they are called “Untouchables”. If they were to touch someone of a higher caste, the upper-caste person would supposedly become contaminated. Explore a rural village filled with people of Asia’s lowest caste: “Untouchable” Dalits.