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Lobanas of Panjab(1849-1947)

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The Lobanas are a sub-division of the Banjaras. They played an important role in the history of the Panjab in general, and that of the Sikhs in particular. Many Lobanas like Makhan Shah, Lakhi Shah and Sant Prem Singh rendered valubale services to Sikhism. The social mobility among the Lobanas under the British rule is also noteworthy. From carriers and traders they overwhelmingly became agriculturists. The socio- religious resurgence in the Panjab during the period under investigation introduced many reforms in this community. Thus, study of the Lobana community helps us to understand the general process of socio-cultural change in the Panjab.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 November 2010 02:23 Read more...