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33. Untouchability

I know your views of old on caste and untouchability. I quite agree with you that caste has got to go. But whether it would do so in my generation I do not know. Only let us not mix up the two and spoil both the causes. Untouchability is a soul-destroying sin. Caste is a social evil.....

(Recorded under October 10, 1932; ibid., p. 124.)