Monday, September 1, 2014

9. Meghs in Punjab - मेघ : पंजाब में उनका पेशा और सामाजिक स्थिति

"In the lower Himalayan valleys of the Punjab there is MEGH caste, who perform much the same duties as the chamar of the plains, but are rather higher in social esteem because they are largely weavers, and leave the dirtier offices of village to lower castes, such as the Koli and Daagi. The later do all the leather work in some parts, but elsewhere they put it on to the koli or Camar,some even being subdivided under that title, and represent the earlier tribes of the locality, reduced to servitude by the latter comers from the south or west-------" (Reference- ETHNOGRAPHY (castes and tribes), By Sir Athelstane Haines, page-79, published in 1912)

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  1. 9. मेघ : पंजाब में उनका पेशा और सामाजिक स्थिति-