First published in 1949 as the Economic Weekly and since 1966 as the Economic and Political Weekly, EPW, as the journal is popularly known, occupies a special place in the intellectual history of independent India. option. 6 [4. In 1953, Sikh leader, Master Tara Singh, succeeded in winning the demands from the Government to include Sikh castes of the converted untouchables in the list of scheduled castes. Bhatia Sikh Subcastes. This paper aims at exploring the trade-off between the doctrinal principles of Sikh religion and the ruling social and political interests in the context of changes in the society and economy of Punjab. JSTOR®, the JSTOR logo, JPASS®, Artstor®, Reveal Digital™ and ITHAKA® are registered trademarks of ITHAKA. If the person claims to be a Scheduled Castes, he should profess either the Hindu or the Sikh religion. Economic and Political Weekly 1 Harish K. Puri The Scheduled Castes in the Sikh Community – A Historical Perspective [First published in Economic & Political Weekly (28 June 2003) and was then included in the author’s edited volume on Dalits in Regional Context (2004)] East Punjab is a Sikh majority state. [, the Sikh or the Buddhist] religion shall be deemed to be a member of a Scheduled Caste.] As per enclosure to circular issued by Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs vide letter No.35/1/72-R.U. 1. Compilation of Central Government Instructions and Guidelines regarding issue of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Certificates (size :.6MB) ***** List of the Constitutional (Scheduled Castes) Orders issued up to 26-10-2017: The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 (updated up to 26-10-2017) (size :.44MB) (size :.1MB) First published in 1949 as the Economic Weekly and since 1966 as the Economic and Political Weekly, EPW, as the journal is popularly known, occupies a special place in the intellectual history of independent India. The other high caste families reverted back to using the surnames in use before they became Sikhs and these included the low caste Ramgharias as well. Request Permissions. (SCT.V) dated the April, 1975. For more than five decades EPW has remained a unique forum that week after week has brought together academics, researchers, policy makers, independent thinkers, members of non-governmental organisations and political activists for debates straddling economics, politics, sociology, culture, the environment and numerous other disciplines. With a personal account, you can read up to 100 articles each month for free. Read your article online and download the PDF from your email or your account. A *Ahdi * Arrii * Assi. ©2000-2020 ITHAKA. Jheer is essentially a service caste and not an atrisan caste like the others in the foregoing list . Check out using a credit card or bank account with. Scheduled Castes in Sikh Community Harish K. Puri Dr. Harish K. Puri - Retired as B R Ambedkar Chair, Professor of Political Science, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. B * Babra * Bachu * Bansal * Bahra * Bamrah * Bara * Barhey * Bari * Baharha * Bhachu * Bhachoo * Bhamber * Bhambher * Bhambra * Bhamra * Bhara Castes are endogamous both in the Hindu and Sikh caste systems. ... Ramgarhia Sikh Subcastes. The total Scheduled Caste population of the state was 8,860,179. Access supplemental materials and multimedia. An understanding of the distinctive caste hierarchy in Sikhism and the new pattern of competing hierarchies, parallel to that of the Hindus, calls for insights into the dynamics of political power and economic relations both at the local and regional levels. Jat Sikhs would rather control the SGPC. For terms and use, please refer to our Terms and Conditions Similarly, Kalals - who could be called both an artisan and a commercial caste- are a caste of distillers or liquor sellers and are also called Ahluwalia, an adoptive name derived from Sikh leader Jassa Singh Kalal's village which was called Ahlo. Jat Sikh Subcastes. Kamboh Sikh Subcastes. All Rights Reserved. 6 [4. Kalal or Ahluwalia Sikh Subcastes. Similarly, Kalals - who could be called both an artisan and a commercial caste- are a caste of distillers or liquor sellers and are also called Ahluwalia, an adoptive name derived from Sikh leader Jassa Singh Kalal's village which was called Ahlo . Sikh Caste Names. LIST OF VILLAGES HAVING MORE THAN 40% SC POPULATION IN HARYANA (As per census 2011) Sr. Issue of Scheduled Caste Certificate to migrants from other States/UTs (size :3.85MB) Issue of Scheduled Caste Certificate to the members of Buddhism Religion (size :2.31MB) Modalities for deciding claims for inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in the orders specifying Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (size :.08MB) Select the purchase Any reference in this Order to a State or to a district or other territorial division thereof shall be construed as a reference to the 1. Khatri & Arora Sikh Subcastes. [, the Sikh or the Buddhist] religion shall be deemed to be a member of a Scheduled Caste.] Jheer is essentially a service caste and not an atrisan caste like the others in the foregoing list . SIKH SURNAMES AND THE CASTES TO WHICH THEY BELONG Originally when Guru Gobind Singh made the Khalsa, he banned castes and surname use, instead all Sikhs were either called Singh(Lion) or Kaur(Princess). For more than five decades EPW has remained a unique forum that week after week has brought together academics, researchers, policy makers, independent thinkers, members of non-governmental organisations and political activists for debates straddling economics, politics, sociology, culture, the environment and numerous other disciplines. The Economic and Political Weekly, published from Mumbai, is an Indian institution which enjoys a global reputation for excellence in independent scholarship and critical inquiry. Some prominent castes among Sikhs are Arora, Khatri, Ramgarhia, Jat, Saini, Kamboh, … If the person claims to be a Scheduled Castes, he should profess either the Hindu or the Sikh religion. In the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), 20 of the 140 seats are reserved for low-caste Sikhs. This item is part of JSTOR collection An understanding of the status of the scheduled castes in the Sikh community in particular, and the impact of Sikhism on dalits in Punjab in general, should help us appreciate the regional specificity of the status and conditions of life of the scheduled castes in the state as also the limitations of the book view of caste.