Mon 20 November 2017 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Untouchable is the story of a teenage boy born into a lower caste of untouchables. He has aspirations like the rest of the kids of his age. Everyday, he is slurred on the basis of his caste and nagged of his ancestors and his subservience to the upper castes. Fed up with such a suffocating life and when left with no other hope, a speech by Gandhi rekindles an optimism in him - of a caste-free India.

This book happens to be Mulk Raj Anand's first novel and takes on a serious issue of caste oppression- an issue that was not widely discussed during the freedom struggle.