Garodi

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The Garodi are a Muslim community found in the state of Maharashtra in India. They are also known as Sampagarudi, Madari Baorikar and Gare.[1]

Origin[edit]

The Garodi are a community of Madari Faqirs, and are found in the districts of Kolhapur, Sangli and Pune. They speak the Dakhani dialect of Urdu, but most also speak Marathi.[2]

Present circumstances[edit]

The Garodi are an endogamous group with four exogamous sub-divisions. These sub-divisions are the Paroh, Pansitea, Bastasi and Bobad.[citation needed] Marriage within the sub-divisions is strictly forbidden. They are a landless community, who specialise in juggling and snake charming.[citation needed] The Garodi are Sunni Muslim, but incorporate many folk customs.[citation needed] They have set up a caste association, the Garodi Samaj, which acts as a community welfare organization.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ People of India Maharshtra, Volume XXX, Part 1, edited by B.V Bhanu, B.R Bhatnagar, D.K Bose, V.S Kulkarni and J Sreenath. pp. 624-628.
  2. ^ Ibid.
  3. ^ Ibid.