child of God


child of God
   a member of the untouchable class in Hindu society
   Dirty work, including the collection of human excreta, is reserved for them. A member of another caste touching them is defiled:
    She decided he was a Harijan, a child of God, an untouchable. (P. Scott, 1971)

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