December 31, 2020


Susmita Chanda

M.A. Student, Department of Sociology, Presidency University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.


The Dom community belongs to the lowest rung of the Hindu caste system and is considered to be the untouchables. But they have the sole right to offer fire to the dead who are brought for cremation. This study concentrate on the everyday life of the Dom community, how it has been represented over the years in various kinds of media, and understanding the involvement of the community in the political milieu of the country.


dom, banaras, social environment, life, domraja, raja harish chandra ghat, manikarnika ghat, jagdish chaudhury, yamuna devi.


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Susmita Chanda. (2020). Everyday Life of Doms of Banaras. Sparkling International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research Studies, 3(4), 44-50.

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