This research focuses on the place of religion in two lower caste movements for social change in the Indian states of Punjab and Maharashtra: the Ad Dharm/Ravidasi movement among the Chamars of the Doaba sub-region of Punjab, and the neo-Buddhist movement among the Hindu Mahars of Maharashtra. The research uses published historical acconts of the two movements, secondary sources and semi-structured individual and group interviews in selected, mainly urban, locations within the two regions where the movements emerged.
Jodhka, S.S.; Avinash Kumar. Religious Mobilizations for Development and Social Change: A Comparative Study of Dalit Movements in Punjab and Maharashtra, India. (2010) 109 pp.