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A Dictionary of Sikh Studies

Pashaura Singh

This group of a small Sikh caste, originally Kalāls or brewers of country liquor, adopted the name of a famous Kalāl, Jassā Siṅgh Ahlūvālīā, to elevate their caste status. They rigorously followed a lifestyle conspicuously higher than what was required of a low caste. Now they rank with ... ...

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