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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 the count…

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Ram, Ronki, “Dalits”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Editor-in-Chief Knut A. Jacobsen. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2017

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