Taken from The Unclean Saint: Lemuria's Contradiction by Anatjari Toogee.

The Bhangi-Sant were a notable caste amongst Lemuriat society because of the the wide gap between their perceived status within Lemuria, and the necessity of their actions to the continued well-being of its government and civilization.

The Bhangi-Sant were geneticists and biological engineers of unsurpassed ability. At the beginning of the anticlerical movement of the Well-Lit Brotherhood, most members of the upper-class castes in Lemuria had genetic diseases and congenital deformities utterly wiped out from their own genetic sequences. This was important since the appearance of a pure, untainted leadership of oligarchs was necessary to popular Lemuriat opinion. Indeed, the sign of illness in Lemuriat leadership was as frightening a concept as the death of one of the sacred animals of Lemuria.

At the same time, the Bhangi-Sant were regarded as repellent creatures, barely human due to their continued interaction and use of what were considered then, and to this day, 'unclean' bodily materials and fluids. It was believed that the Bhangi-Sant were no better than latrine-cleaners, grave-diggers or prostitutes of Lemuria. It was unseemly to actually be seen with a Bhangi-Sant, and interaction with them could only be forgiven through the use of an intermediary caste allowed to interact with untouchable-castes, the Brahma-Dvisah, (or "prayer-haters", a sort of anti-caste for those wishing to opt out of their original position in Lemuriat society).

It is believed by some that the Bhangi-Sant were responsible for the Filth-Foot Raj Fever which wiped out nearly 70% of Lemuriat leadership during the Summer Prince's reign. Whether true or not, what known is that following the conclusion of the fever's spread, much of the information about the Bhangi-Sant becomes even more antagonistic and vicious, and several accounts of violence and exterminations of Bhangi-Sant villages are on record.

From the works of Anatjari Toogee.

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