Caste system in India
The caste system in South Asia is a system of social stratification whichhistorically separated communities into thousands of endogamous hereditary groups called jātis, usually the term is created by...
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History of the Indian caste system
The caste system in India is a system of social stratification whichhistorically separated communities into thousands of endogamous hereditary groups called jātis, usually translated into English as ...
Caste system among South Asian Muslims
Contrary to Qur'anic worldview, there is a system of social stratification among some Muslim communities that has similarity to the caste systems around the world.Religious, historical and sociocultur...
Caste system among Indian Christians
The Caste system among Indian Christians often reflect stratification by sect, location, and the castes of their predecessors. Social practices among certain Indian Christians parallel much of the dis...
Caste-related violence in India
Caste-related violence has occurred and occurs in India in various forms. According to a report by Human Rights Watch, "Dalits and indigenous peoples (known as Scheduled Tribes or adivasis) continue t...
Caste politics in India
Caste in Indian society refers to a social group where membership decided by birth. Members of such local group are endogamous, i.e. they tend to enter into marital relationships among themselves. The...
Gurjar
Gurjar or Gujjar is a pastoral agricultural ethnic group with populations in India and Pakistan and a small number in northeastern Afghanistan. Alternative spellings include Gurjara, Gojar, Gūjar, G...
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Kharwar
Kharwar is a community found in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Delhi and Chhattisgarh.
The anthropologists consider the...
Raja Dhach
Raja Dhaj, Ror Kumar or Rai Diyach, a name by which he is better known among Sindhi Rajputs when they listen to the ballad of Sorath, is an ancient figure made immortal by his abduction of Sorath, a ...
Kartha
Kartha (in Kerala, India)or Karthavu is a Hindu Nair title name. It was conferred by the king to powerful Nair families who enjoyed Raja or Naduvazhi status.The most important of the Kartha clans are ...
Karmani
Karmani is the most superior caste of Maheshwaris; who are known for their hard and great success in business, education, science, arts and medical. Majority of Karmani live in Mithi (Thar), while two...
Ghirth
The Ghirth are a Hindu agricultural caste found in the state of Himachal Pradesh in North India. In customs and manners, they are similar to the Kanet, another Hindu cultivating caste found in the sa...
Tyagi
Tyagi is a surname with its origins in North India and Pakistan. The name is prevalent in both Hindu and Muslim communities, who share a common ancestor. Once localized to Western Uttar Pradesh, Uttar...
Padmashali
Padmashali (also spelt as Padmasali) (Telugu: పద్మశాలి) is a Telugu-speaking Hindu artisan caste predominantly residing in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and...
Raju
The Raju (or Rajulu) are a Telugu caste found mostly in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
The Raju caste, which A. Satyanarayana calls the "locally dominant landed gentry", claims Kshatriya stat...
Vishvakarman
Viśwákarma (Sanskrit: विश्वकर्मा "all-accomplishing, maker of all," "all doer"; Thai: Witsawakam ; Telugu: విశ్వకర్మ ; Kannada: ವಿಶ್ವಕರ್ಮ ; Tamil: (விசுவகர்மன்) Visuvakarum...
Nattathi Nadar
The "Nadars" are an entrepreneurial South Indian caste that constitutes 12% of Tamil Nadu's population. The Nadar community was not a singular caste, but an assortment of sub-castes and classes of dif...
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Dhananjaya (gotra)
The Raju (or Rajulu) are a Telugu caste found mostly in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
The Raju caste, which A. Satyanarayana calls the "locally dominant landed gentry", claims Kshatriya stat...
Bhope
Bhope (Marathi: भोपे) is a small caste community in Maharashtra. These people are hereditary pujaris of the goddess Bhavani and are concentrated in the Osmanabad district. Earlier references fro...
Kamma (caste)
Kamma or the Kammavaru is a social group found largely in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Starting from the 1960s, a sizable number have emigrated to...
Banjara
The Banjara, also called Lamani, Lambani, Banjara Lambani are a class of usually described as nomadic people from the Indian state of Rajasthan, now spread out all over Indian subcontinent. Like many ...
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Adisaivar
Adi-saivars are a community of Vellalars from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
The word Adi-Saivar could be translated as "old Saivars" or "real Saivars". The Adisaivas are the Saivite oduvars or r...
Tuluva Hebbars
Tuluva Hebbars are a Tulu-speaking Brahmin community from Karnataka, India. The name "Hebbar" comes from the Kannada, "hebbu/hiridhu" (meaning big) + "haruva" (meaning Brahmin).The Tuluva Hebbar comm...
Koshta
The Koshta are a Hindu caste found in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. They are also known as Kesri, which is also used as a surname.
Dhusia
Dhusia is a caste in Indian Caste System. They are mainly found in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar pardesh, Delhi and Bihar.Also there are two villages in Bangladesh named bara Dhusia and chota Dhusia,people s...
Kumbara Gowda
Kumbara Gowdas are a community of people residing in Karnataka. They are among the oldest communities and inhabitants of Karnataka. Their profession in old days was that of making pottery. In the rece...
Valangai
Valangai or the right hand refers to a caste-based division of communities in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu that was in vogue from ancient times right up to the 19th and even the early decades of the...
Kapariya
The Kapariya are a Hindu caste found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. They are also known as Khunkhuniya Bhatt and have scheduled caste status.
The word kapariya is derived from the Hindi ...