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Hinduism - Who Is A Dhobi?


 A washerman who cleans garments by soaking them in water and then pounding them on a stone slab. 

This was a hereditary occupational group (jati), as were all other jobs in old India, albeit the names used to describe them varied from area to region. 

They were often regarded as low-status since they often handled clothing that had been contaminated by perspiration and other human fluids. 




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