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Rāmgaṛhīās
(6,129 words)

This article outlines the origins of the title "Rāmgaṛhīā” as well as the social trajectory and historical contribution of Rāmgaṛhīās, a hereditary Punjabi Sikh community that displays many characteristics of a zāt (caste). Indeed, some writers, including authors cited in this article, use the terms “zāt” and “caste” to refer to this social group. In line with the history…

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“Rāmgaṛhīās”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Editor-in-Chief Knut A. Jacobsen. Consulted online on 26 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-2118_BESO_COM_031416>
First published online: 2017



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