Monday, November 23, 2015

134. The tribes and castes of Bombay Presidency

The tribes and castes of Bombay Presidency
  " The lowest caste among the Hindus, and found in every town and village. From their nukks, or family names, most of them appear to have been originally of Rajpoot descent. For instance, we find among them Solankhis, Chavaras, Jhalas, Vaghelas, &c. The Hindus consider themselves polluted by their touch. Their profession is that of weavers, cobblers, wood-splitters, and tanners. They also take the hides and entrails from the carcases of dead animals. They are also called Meghvals, and serve as guides to Government ofiicers. " page 238-239
Reference:
HINDU TRIBES AND CASTE : TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE MAHOMEDAN TRIBES OF THE NORTH-WEST FRONTIER AND OF THE ABORIGINAL TRIBES OF THE CENTRAL PROVINCES.
Volume 2
BY THE Rev. M. A. SHERRING,

Culcutta: THACKER, SPRING & Co. LONDON:
Publication:1879,  page 238-239

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