Posh, Posh

“Posh, posh, sweeper coming!”

Anand, Mulk Raj. Untouchable. London: Penguin 1935.

Bakha’s repeated phrase, his warning call, gives him a strange power to part a crowd of people with, like Moses parting the red sea. Being “untouchable” gives him undesirable powers like parting a sea of people due to disgust. Despite this, Bakha still seems to show an inspiring love of life.