Dalits
(5,224 words)

Dalits in Punjab, like their counterparts in the rest of India, were subjected to all sorts of social indignities and economic deprivations. Many of them continue to suffer even after 68 years of India’s independence. Historically devalued into several derogatory social categories in th…

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Ronki Ram, “Dalits”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 23 January 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-2118_BESO_COM_031412>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712



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