Studies in History volume 30, issue 1, P118-123 2014 DOI: 10.1177/0257643014520740 View full text
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Sanal Mohan

Abstract: is not trying to add on to the left out histories of Dalits in order to fill in a gap in the edifice of historiography. On the contrary, he offers a critique of the historiographies of South Asia that denied histories to Dalits, and to challenge the myth that Dalits did not evolve as agents of history.According to the author, the denial of agency to Dalits was largely due to the occupational stereotypes that were created and circulated about the Dalit communities, in this instance, Chamars, as a caste of leath…

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