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For the town in Bangladesh, see Chandal, Bangladesh.
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In modern Indian usage, Chandal is a general derogatory slur used to refer to a filthy, mean or low person.
- Biswas, A. K. (2000). The Namasudras of Bengal: profile of a persecuted people. Blumoon Books. p. viii. "Though he is physically almost practically unknown, save and except in Bengal, calling someone a Chandal is the ultimate insult and humiliation of a Hindu anywhere under the sun."
- "Swami Vivekananda on Chandala". Swami Vivekananda Quotes. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
- Anna Dallapiccola, Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend, ISBN 0-500-51088-1