The word "Pariah" owes its origin to the Pariah caste of the Hindu society of India. Pariah originally referred to a person belonging to a low caste of southern India, and then someone who is isolated from the society, or considered different by others. This latter meaning is implied by this humorous card by one of India's most famous painters during the Raj, Mahadev Vishvanath Dhurandhar (1867-1944). The "converted" (to English life) pariah wears a suit, the "unconverted" one does not, but both are outsiders to Indian society.
Converted and unconverted Pariah