ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Valorisation and Reconstruction of Tradition among the Chamars in Punjab

Dalit Culture and Identity

Dalit castes in Punjab such as the Chamars have been attempting to create a counterculture to take on the Dalit castes in Punjab such as the Chamars have been attempting to create a counterculture to take on the dominant Jat caste. This attempt is mostly in the virtual world. In the real world the Jats and the Chamars live without any ostensible conflict. This article examines the various elements of this virtual war between the two castes, which often takes vulgar and bitter proportions.

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