Golla (caste)

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The Golla community or caste is a cattle-rearing caste in Andhra Pradesh who like the Kuruba, Kuruva and Kuruma, are predominantly sheep, goat and cattle herders. Alternate spellings include Gwals, Gaur, Gaura, Gowda or Gowda Golla. Caste politics include the counting of Gollas as Ahirs.[1] Like many other cattle-herding castes of India, the Gollas claim descent from Yadu.

See also[edit]

  • Yadava
  • Konar (caste). Cowherds were referred as "Gollas" and as Vaduga Aayars.
  • Gowda, not the name of a caste, but a title given to the leader or elder in the Golla community

References[edit]

  1. ^ Comprehensive History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh p 15 M. L. K. Murty, Dravidian University - 2003 -"In addition to Scheduled Tribes, there are other social groups, like Golla, Kuruba, Kuruva and Kuruma, whose traditional economy is predominantly sheep/goat herding and cattle pastoralism."