Dissonance between Bhaka’s thoughts and reality

“He had been told they were sahibs, superior people. He had felt that to put on their clothes made one a sahib too” (11).

Anand, Mulk Raj. Untouchable. New York: Penguin Group, 2014. Print.

This passage shows Bhaka’s view of sahibs as “superior people”. It is interesting that in this passage, it is noted that Bhaka feels that wearing the clothes of sahibs makes one a sahib too, yet when he wears their clothes later on in the book, he is mocked by other people in the outercaste. This shows a certain dissonance between Bhaka’s thoughts and reality.