Socio economic Conditions of Dalit Communities in South-west Bangladeshwith the focus in India

Shankar Chatterjee, SkMashudur Rahman


Dalit in Bangladesh is a recent adoption, and thus not yet well known. Before that, the term indigenous or antaz were used but in recent times,Dalit communities   are used in Bangladesh and nearly 30 Dalit communities live in the South-west part of Bangladesh. Socio-economically these communities are backward/poor and vulnerable. Their social status or position are not highlighted to the main stream communities or upper caste Hindu or Muslim communities.  Still now their traditional occupations are the chief sources of their livelihood. To get an idea about their socio-economic condition a study was carried out in south-west Bangladesh which is presented here with focusing on Indian Dalit.  The common similarity of Dalit in India and Bangladesh is many households are living in abysmal poverty.


Extreme poverty, Dalit, socio-economic condition, livelihoods,

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