Awadhiya (caste)

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Awadhiya Kurmi, Ayodhya Kurmi
Jāti Kurmi
Classification Other Backward Class
Country India
Ethnicity Indian

Awadhiya (also referred to as Awadhiya Kurmi, Ayodhya Kurmi and Awadha Vansi) is a Hindu subcaste of the Kurmi who believe themselves to be descendants of the mythological Suryavanshi (Solar) dynasty. They claim their origins to be in Ayodhya, which was the ancient capital of that dynasty. The term "Awadhiya" means people of Awadh or Ayodhya.


Some were zamindars.[1]


The Mandal Commission designated the Awadhiya of Bihar as Other Backward Class in the Indian system of positive discrimination.[2]


  1. ^ Jassal, Smita Tewari (2001). Daughters of The Earth. Technical Publications. p. 57. ISBN 9788173043758. 
  2. ^ Agrawal, S. P.; Aggarwal, J. C. (1991). Educational and social uplift of backward classes: at what cost and how? : Mandal Commission and after. Concept Publishing Company. p. 175. ISBN 9788170223399. 

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