Bhambi Sindhi Mochi

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The Bhambi Sindhi Mochi are a Hindu caste found in the state of Gujarat in India. They are also known as Sindhi Mochi. The Bhambi Sindhi Mochi are sub-group within the Bhambi community.[1]

Origin[edit]

The community is said to have originated from Sindh, from where they migrated to Gujarat. In most Indian languages, the word mochi means a cobbler, and they were the traditional cobblers of Gujarat. They are now found mainly in Ahmadabad, and Kheda districts. The Bhambhi now speak Gujarat.[2]

Present circumstances[edit]

The Sindhi Mochi are an endogamous community, and practice clan exogamy. There main clans are the Parmar, Solanki, Baghela, Rathore, Gohil and Chauhan. All these are also well known Rajput clans.[3]

The majority of Sindhi Mochi are still employed as shoemakers. A majority are now employed as wage labourers. They are a Hindu community, and their tribal deity is Chamunda.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXII Part One edited by R.B Lal, S.V Padmanabham & A Mohideen page 167 to 171 Popular Prakashan
  2. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXII Part One edited by R.B Lal, S.V Padmanabham & A Mohideen page 167 to 171 Popular Prakashan
  3. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXII Part One edited by R.B Lal, S.V Padmanabham & A Mohideen page 167 to 171 Popular Prakashan