The Dalit tradition is well represented in Punjabi literature, but before we get down to cases we need to examine certain aspects that make Punjabi Dalit writing different from all other traditions. Moreover, it’s my personal belief that it’s impossible to understand any aspect of a region’s literature if you’re ignorant of its history. It’s absolutely indispensable if you want to understand the nuances. Long reflection has made me sceptical about many of the beliefs prevalent