Caste System

The Caste System, most famously implemented in India, was a social hierarchy based on family lineage, and occupation, that determined the place, role and importance of people within the society.

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What Sikh caste is the last name Kamyotra?

Sikhs do not believe in caste. Its just a Punjabi thing.

Note: Sikhism is a Religion, Punjabi is a culture.

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Is Mishra belongs to schedule caste?

mishra's are brahmin

Religion & Spirituality
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Bharti surname belongs to which caste?

Bharti surname are Goswami Brahmins.

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Why are Jains not a Hindu caste?

jain riligion is not part Hindu as most people think. it is very old riligion & has it own identity which belives in non voilens truth ,aprigriha ,sacrifice [tyag]

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What caste is MALLIK in Bengali's?


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Do srikrishnadevaraya belong to kapu caste?

Yes he belongs to Kapu caste

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Who was the founder of bahujan samaj?


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History of India

What are the various Rajput sub-castes?

Bhatti is a sub cast of RAJPUT.

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Full form of English?

ENGLISH - England Natives General Language for Irish, Scottish and Hales.

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Are people with surname dhotre schedule caste?


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Is marahar a schedule caste?

No, Marahar's are not at all schedule castes.

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Which was 96 kuli maratha Gotra?


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Are saini's khatri?

No!, Saini is a Vedic kshatriya caste and Khatri are Vaisya caste.

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What caste is prasad?

Prasad Is KURMI Caste IN BIHAR

History of India
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Is Jat higher caste than rajput?

The true meaning of rajput i.e. son of king. I think you should also know a king doesn't have any caste but only a religion (Raj dharma) and only the public has the caste so that they can fight over it to prove their superiority.

Let be clear more on that who should be called a Rajput. We would talk about a great king called Prithiviraj Raj chouhan. Prithiviraj raj chouhan fathered a son and till now his descendents are in 42nd leg. Lets integrate all these and presently there should not be more than 1000 chouhan including all other chouhan kings on the holy mother earth who has king's blood in their veins. Prithiviraj who died at the age of 43 and his many grandsons to grandsons having his blood are really the son of king and be called the descendant of chouhan clan. Now the number game; chouhan's total pollution in India is more than 20 to 30 lacs so the question arises from where they all came from when they are not son of the chouhan king. Did you ever think about it? Let's think

What happens in earlier time when a king died or killed? People of that kingdom started moving out for the sake of job and security. That times in another kingdom how they introduced themselves? They used to give their identity with the surname of the king eg. "Chouhan Walle". Anyone from the kingdom like laborer, barber, Sepoy, mazdoor ,toilet-cleaner , smiths , tailor and other people of the kingdom used to introduced themselves with the surname of the king in another states like "Chouhan Walle" whenever anyone questioned "Bhai kon ho tum". As time passed they removed "Walle" from their identity and started using chouhan as their surname and became the rajput. This is applicable to all rajput clans because we need to understand that when we say rajput then he must be the son of the king of some palace like maharaja of Jodpur or Dholpur or Hyderabad .In earlier time people (especially lower caste) shifted their native place and changed their surname with time( As learnt from their native place) and become the pretended son of the king but the truth is King used to be the richest , skilled and most powerful man of a state but how rich are the people who claim to be the rajput. These self-claimed rajputs generally doesn't know their caste and did a caste upliftment with the reference of King's clan or took benefits of the social chaos happened after any king's death. First answer me; people who claim to be rajput are the son of whose king? Are they actually satisfying the true meaning of the Rajput or just cracking a Joke on themselves? Because 98% of Rajputs are not emperors (living in very poor condition in many parts of Rajasthan, UP, MP, Haryana and women doing uncultured activities in many villages. Visit to any villages of these states to see what are your real rajput doing there?. Doing jobs of water filling, Security guards, Nai, Drivers , selling Panipuries . Please help them) and 98% rajput fit into the scenario discussed above are called GOLAs in Rajasthan. The meaning of GOLAs in Rajasthan is Dasi putra or son of barber, sepoy, mazdoor , toilet cleaner , smith , tailor , dhobi etc. who was employed in the Raj-Tantra . Many historian called them Aam rajput . Aam rajput should see their body, height, facial complexion and see whose son they look like or where they best fit into Indian caste system. Now talk about the remaining 2% of rajputs who are called samwanti rajput and are the real Rajput or son of king like scindia family,Gaytri devi family in Jaipur and for others just do a google search. Calling oneself a rajput means a lot. They must understood the fundamental characteristics of being a rajput and then only one should pronounce to be a rajput. First look at your financial status, your looks whether you look like a prince or GOLA , have bold heart or Chaploose because I have seen many aam rajputs self praising themselves but in another scenario they are the first to lick ass of their bosses or shivering when it comes to fight , on that occasion their real man comes out and shows they belong to some lower caste of the society. So before pronouncing oneself as rajput one shall measure on the scale on financial status, body, guts, intelligence, facial complexion and other Princely parameters and then see whether they qualifying for a GOLAput or rajput. Being a Ph.d student of social changes I surprise how lower caste did upliftment of their caste under the name of Rajputs by shifting their place and adding king's surname behind their name and offering their daughters to Bhahmins. This could be understood again by the conversation between the two.

Gopi(A Sepoy and a neighbor of Babulal) : Kon ho tum?

Babu (New habitant, settled from another state and occupation : A carpenter): main babulal

Gopi: Kon babulal

Babulal: chouhan walle ( From the state where Chouhan clan was rulling)

(Gopi to his wife)

Gopi:Apne pados me a naya padosi aaya hai

Wife : Kon hai kaha se hai

Gopi: Babulal(silence) arey wo chouhan walle

Gradually Bababul became Babulal chouhan walla

And after 50 years his grandsons removed Walla from chouhan as became simply chouhan as grandson of Babulal chouhan. From carpenter to Rajput. And generally such rajputs more loudly and proudly call themselves rajput because it always has been a human interest to link oneself to the power and money which they can't ever get. Have you ever heard about the king of Jodhpur or Gwalior calling themselves rajput because they know they are the king. They have power, property, big palaces which introduces themselves (as real rajput) before they say to someone but what about Aam rajput ?? People who claimed to be rajput first see what they and their so called dear Rajput community doing : In states like Haryana , Rajasthan, MP , UP , HP Rajputs are performing jobs of security guards, dhobis ,homegaurd , Nai, Chowkidar , drivers, auto wala means eating jobs of poor people. First look at that because a royal blood would never allow doing those things but they do it means their blood is reflecting their caste and we can conclude they were doing those jobs in all Indian history. For a hotel security guard jobs they also keep dense and long moustache to show their raoyality hahahaa.Lage raho. Waise rajputaniya rajasthan me daru mast nikalti hai, pura nasa hota hai. Cheers to rathor takurain.

This is how caste conversion happened for Aam rajputs. rajput is never a caste but lower caste for their benefits got converted into aam rajputs and made it a caste. Only samwanti Rajput qualifies to be a real Rajput because they fit into the criteria of being Rajput. Rest of aam rajputs are GOLAs. So please don't make a joke of yours. Ghar pe nahi khane ko dane and ban gaye prince from Rajput gharane.

What your parents were yesterday you are today.

Now moving on to the JATs. In today's time they don't require any introduction because everybody accolades them from games to military, from education to politics. To know more read newspaper or watch TV.

Just listen to the song in that JAAT were praised(I won't go to shivpuran and other historical references which you can find a lot on www) Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon from lata jiand find

koi sikh koi jaat maraatha

koi gurakha koi madaraasiJust type JAT in reverse order and you would understand who are JAT...TAJ . The Crown.

Don't be in trap of Bhahmins . They were the clever people and they were the real king maker. They know how to rule. Padde likhe hoke bhi inn batao pe wiswaas karte ho. Gajab ke ch**** ho. Had hai.. I should not write all these things(I felt really bad) because they have no meaning in today's world. First be an Indian and then a Hindu but never be a Jat, Rajput nahi to mayawati raaj karegi.Ghar se bhahar aayo bhaiyo or dekho ye dunia kaha ja raha hai or tum log abhi bhi caste sysyem me marr rahe ho jo bhrahimon ne tumhari hi lene ke liye banai thi. Koi na new generation sab sahi kar degi. Wait n watch. Padte raho apni Takur Kuran jo tumne hi likhi hai.Lage raho. Waise rajputaniya rajasthan me daru mast nikalti hai, pura nasa hota hai. Cheers to rathor takurain. I really miss her.

Jai Pindari



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What caste does surname gudla belong?

This surname belongs to reddys (pokanati) and (gotharm-vindya mara) (there is a village name called gudlavaripalle located at kadapa district and in penagaluri mandal)

History of India
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Why does India still use the caste system today?

The caste system has so badly infested the country that inspite of best efforts of the government or the Reformist movements, India has not been able to come out of it.

It is a cheaper and more productive way to create a political win and social network for India.

Manu Rishi in fact, had only defined them as classes based on the occupations or professions and not castes as they are known now.


1. Hinduism doesn't have a code of conduct. The caste system makes Hinduism flexible. It give gives Hindus freedom, better quality of life, easy adaptability and yet eternal discipline.

2. The castes enable Hindus to interact with all sections of the society without losing their identity.

2. The castes are based on geography, natural resources and seasonal changes and the nature of human beings. It is not based on just human needs and thus on occupations. There are more than 2,000 castes and more than 20,000 sub castes.

This infinite subdivisions shouldn't be misinterpreted as disintegration of Hindu society but as fine tuning of needs, availabilities and capabilities.

3. Every caste is an equivalent of a religion. Thus, Hinduism is an umbrella of compatible religions. Because of this non homogeneous nature of Hinduism, it is not possible to damage the entire Hindu religion.

4. The caste system is like a social ladder with infinite rungs.

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Is maniyani a kshatriya?

Yes... Maniyanis (Yaduvanshi Kshatriyas - which comes under Chandravanshi Kshatriyas) are traders originated from Sindh. They settled at north Malabar especially at Payyannur, which was a prominent location in sea trading. They are also a "Nair" Sub-Caste.

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Who introduced the caste system to India?

The caste system developed in South India and was brought by south Indians to the north. The rules of the Varnas (social division); the Varnas got stricter, then the social order became more complex. The rulers decided to divide the people into five groups, that's now called the caste system. 1.Brahmins were at the top because they were the priests. 2. Then it was the Kshatriyas because they were rulers and warriors. 3. Then it was the vaisyas which were the farmers and the traders. 4. Then it was the sudras which were workers and servants. 5. Lastly, it was the untouchables which used to do all the dirty work that people did not want to do like disposing dead animals.. Hoped it helped ;) - Emma-

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Is mahawar low caste?

no mahawar is no low caste it's middle we can not say low or high, Their is two types of Mahawar 1 is Mahawar Vaishya scattered throught India particlarly in Mathura (UP), Alwar (Rajasthan) Rewari (Haryana) Jaipur and Mandi Govind garh Punjab and so many places throught in India enjoys highest reputation in business , commerce and service and is a forward caste having subcastes named as Mahour Vaishya, Mathur Vaishya, Mahuri Vaishya, Mhod Baniks (Of Gujrat)

Second is Mahawar Kolis particularly settled in Kota Rajasthan, Agra( UP ) and other places they are not included in vaishya and a artisan community comes under SC/ST Community status in Uttar Pradesh and MadhyaPradesh .

There is a distinct difference in Social systems and social status and should be differentiated by Mahawar Vaishya and another is as Mahawar Kolis

History of India
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Which is a higher subcste of rajput tanwar or shekhawat?

all rajputs whether tanwars or shekhawat or raghav are eqal.

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What is the caste of surname parui?

Parui is a kayastha surname....

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What is mean by maruthuvar in caste vice in south Indian system?

The Maruthuvar, in olden days they were the doctors for Kings. They followed Siddha to treat patients. That time, people were not used to cut their hair, rather they grow. When they got wound, the "Maruthuvars" removed hairs in the wounded area. So apart from treating people, they knew hair cutting.

Once British came to rule India, they introduced English medicines. Later, our traditional medical practices vanished. People also started trimming their hair, in the name of fashion. So these "Maruthuvars", started doing the job of cutting hairs.

So there was no separation like "Navidhar" in olden days, after British came to rule "Navidhar" became a community. Then our Government joined "Navidhar" to "Maruthuvar", saying same community people.

But in this century, many started beauty parlours and doing the same as Nacidhars or so called Maruthuvar. Will they be added to this Maruthuvar community.

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What caste is Thapa?

check this link. because there many types of thapa. U will get some info from this

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
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Why is India called a peninsula?

Any country which is surrounded by sea three sides and the fourth side is land locked, is called peninsular. India is surrounded by Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean and the Arabian sea as its three borders and the fourth side is land locked with Himalayan Mountains. Hence India is a peninsular country.


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