"That's what you people do. You make sweets. How can you learn to drive?"

The Halwai caste of India are traditionally sweet makers.

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Sweets often play an important part in Hindu rituals, and are offered to the Gods.  The Halwai are one of many thousands of castes in India, making up part of an ancient and complex social system, in which all have their place. Its influence is lessening in modern India, but is still powerful.