Bālmīkī

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Bālmīkī. Pañjābī community venerating Vālmīki. This movement, of Hindu/Sikh origin, gives enhanced identity to devotees of chūhṛā (sweeper) status in the caste hierarchy. Bālmīkī leaders in Britain prefer the spelling ‘Vālmīkī’. See also Mazhabī, Raṅghṛetā, Ravidāsī.

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