This is a series of portraits and daily-life documentation of the Dalits in rural Mainpat, India. Dalits form the bottom of India’s caste system, below the four main varna groups. Dalit means broken or crushed. It is the name chosen by these untouchables of old, and it represents their sense of a history reverberating with oppression, exploitation, and injustice. Dalits are the most grievously treated victims of what is arguably the most tenacious hierarchy on earth.