“Gandhi landed at Durban in May 1893. His employer Dada Abdulla, one of the wealthiest Indian merchants in Natal, took him to see the Durban court. When the European magistrate ordered Gandhi to take off his turban, he refused, left the court- room and wrote a letter of protest in the local press in which he was mentioned “as an unwelcome visitor”. The experience in Durban, however, was nothing compared with what befell him in the course of his journey from Durban to Pretoria. When his train reached Maritzburg late in the evening, he was ordered to leave the first class compartment and shift to the van compartment. He refused, but was unceremoniously turned out of the carriage. It was a bitterly cold night as he crept into the unlit waiting- room of Maritzburg station and brooded over what had happened. His client had given him no warning of the humiliating conditions under which Indians lived in South Africa”.:-from,Gandhi,biography.
This was an insident of othering(not using the word Rascism)
Regarding the othering……..
The Other, is the state of being different from and alien to the social identity of a person and to the identity of the Self.
Another way of describing “The Other” is to portray oneself at the centre of focus and “The Other” on the outside..
A cultural example of othering is when individuals that identify closely with their own ethnic or religious beliefs begin to gain the mentality that those who are different from them are problematic.
.Unconsciously,othering still existing even in noble people’s mind and in developed society.
And, lead to extreme separation, alienation, and exclusion of the person or of people that is seen as different or unusual to the typical lens of one’s societal views.
The othering still exist in connection with the colour of skin,and the manners ,in behaviour.
However,the Doves in love gives us the following message……..
The love has no colour.
Love knows no reason, no boundaries, no distance..
Its sole intention is bringing – togetherness .
And there are no rituals,or “stereotypy” behaviour,akin to love………..
And every heart is its temple.