|Regions with significant populations|
|Historical: Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Kannauji
Modern: Local languages, primarily: Standard Hindi, Bengali, Oriya
|Related ethnic groups|
|Sanadhya Brahmins, Saryupareen Brahmins, Bhumihar Brahmins and different Bengali Brahmin Communities.|
Kanyakubja Brahmins are a Brahmin community found in central India and certain parts of the east, mainly in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Nepal and Orissa. The word Kanyakubja means Brahmins of the Kannauj region. Kannauj region was spread to border of Vidisha in ancient times. Most of the Kanyakubjas were landlords during the colonial rule in Awadh, Kannauj region and Bhojpuri region of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh and Utkal region of Orissa.Other sub-group of Kanyakubja are the Saryupareen Brahmin, Jujhautiya Brahmin .
In the 19th and 20th national conventions of Kanyakubja Brahmins, organised by the Kanyakubja Mahati Sabha in 1926 and 1927 respectively, the Sabha appealed for unity among the various constituent communities, which include the Sanadhya, Pahadi, Bhumihar Brahmin, Jujhoutia, Saryupareen, Chattisgarhi and Bengali Brahmins.
"Kanyakubj Vanshavali" mentions five branches of Kanyakubja Brahmins as Saryupareen, Sanadhya, Bhumihar, Jujhautiya and Prakrit Kanaujia.
Scholars and writers
- Mahamahopadhyaya Pandit Ram Avatar Sharma
- Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan
- Nalin Vilochan Sharma
- Swami Sahajanand Saraswati
- Suryakant Tripathi 'Nirala'
- Rambriksh Benipuri
- Vagish Shastri Sanskrit Grammarian
- Ram Sharan Sharma Historian
- Ram Karan Sharma Sanskrit poet and scholar
- Kapil Muni Tiwary Linguist
- Siyaram Tiwari Littrateur
- Muchkund Dubey International Relations scholar
- Acharya Kishore Kunal Hindu philosopher and Bihar Religious Trusts Board Chairman
- Pandit Devendranath Sharma Hindi writer and scholar
- Jati Narayan Sharma, Assamese writer and scholar
- Dr. Mukunda Madhab Sharma, world renown Sanskrit scholar from Assam
Freedom Fighters and Nationalists
- Yogendra Shukla
- Shaheed Baikuntha Shukla
- Pandit Raj Kumar Shukla
- Pandit Ravishankar Shukla
- Mangal Pandey
- Pandit Sheel Bhadra Yajee
Politics and Social life
- Kailashpati Mishra Bharatiya Janta Party stalwart and national leader popularly referred to as Bhishmapitamah.
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- Pandurang Vaman Kane, History of Dharmasastra, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.
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- Anand A. Yang, Bazaar India: Markets, Society, and the Colonial State in Bihar, University of California Press, 1999.
- Peter Robb, Peasants, Political Economy, and Law, Oxford University Press, 2007.
- Seema Alavi, The Eighteenth Century in India, Oxford University Press, 2007
- Acharya Hazari Prasad Dwivedi Rachnawali, Rajkamal Prakashan, Delhi.
- Bibha Jha's Ph.D thesis Bhumihar Brahmins: A Sociological Study submitted to the Patna University.
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- Mahavir Prasad Dwivedi essays.