Vivid Descriptions of Beauty

“The blood in Bakha’s veins tingled with the heat as he stood before it.  His dark face, round and solid and exquisitely well defined, lit with a queer sort of beauty.”  (Anand 20).

Anand, Mulk Raj. Untouchable. England: Penguin. 1940. Print.

This small passage stood out because this book often takes time to describe how poorly the untouchables are treated and how dirty their living conditions and work are, but here, we are provided with a scene that depicts the actual beauty of the character, in contrast to his lifestyle.