Dalits and the Raj: The persistence of the Jatavs in the United Provinces

  title={Dalits and the Raj: The persistence of the Jatavs in the United Provinces},
  author={Ian Duncan},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  pages={119 - 145}
  • I. Duncan
  • Published 1 April 2019
  • History
  • The Indian Economic and Social History Review
The Jatavs of western UP during the 1930s fought a long campaign to be recognised as a separate caste. In this article, the progress and eventual success of that campaign are documented and described in detail for the first time. In addition, it is suggested that the Jatav efforts to establish a separate official identity cannot be fully understood within the framework provided by the notion of Sanskritisation. It is argued here that the Jatav endeavours need to be analysed as an expression of… 
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