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  2. About Punjab

    Punjab (ਪੰਜਾਬ, pəɲdʒaːb), also spelled Panjab, is a state in northwest India. The Indian state borders the Pakistani province of Punjab to the west, Jammu and Kashmir to the north, Himachal Pradesh to the northeast, Haryana to the south and southeast, Chandigarh to the southeast and Rajasthan to the southwest. The total area of the state is 50,362 square kilometres (19,445 square miles). The population is 24,289,296 (2000). Punjab's capital is Chandigarh, which is administered separately as a Union Territory since it is also the capital of neighbouring Haryana. Other major cities of Punjab include Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Patiala. The state is the location of one of the world's first and oldest civilizations, the Indus Valley Civilization, India's first civilization.

    The Indian Punjab historically forms a part of the larger Punjab region, which includes some parts of Afghanistan, Pakistani province of Punjab and the North West Frontier Province, the Indian states of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, parts of J&K; and Delhi and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, and a small part of China. Indian Punjab was trifurcated in the year 1966 leading to the formation of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

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    1. There are over 60 deras in Punjab that have exclusive Ravidassia identity.
      In Rise and rise of Dalit deras in Punjab
    2. The Ravidassias and other Dalits remain marginalized in Punjab, politically, religiously and economically.
      In India's 'untouchables' declare own religion
    3. In the first terrorist attack of its kind in the Punjab capital, two alleged suicide bombers blew themselves up at the Data Ganj Bakhsh shrine on Thursday night, killing at least 40 people and injuring 170 others. The first explosion took place in the basement reserved for ablutions and the second in front of the shrine's main building where a large number of people from across the province gather for worship on Thursdays. 'Our own people become instruments in the hands of others
      In Lahore shrine attack signals Pakistan's implosion