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Feature - 'In the Name of God' - The Ramnami Sect of India
Olivia Arthur
The Ramnamis are a small hindu sect from central India. As leather-workers they are on the lowest rung of the caste-system, because they process the skins of dead cows and are considered 'untouchable'. Traditionally this status meant that they were prevented from entering Hindu temples along with the other castes. So, in an expression of their own proud religious convictions, the Ramnamis began the practice of tattooing the name of the god Ram all over their faces and bodies. In this way they wished to show that everyone is equal in the eyes of God and that they have no need of temples to confess...

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