Lavana

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The Lavana are a Hindu caste found in the state of Rajasthan in India.[1]

History and origin[edit]

The Lavana are a branch of the larger Rajput vansh community of North India. They claim descent from the Rajput community, and the word lavana also means salt in Hindi, and the community’s traditional occupation was the peddling and transportation of salt.[2]

Present circumstances[edit]

The Lavana are an endogamous community. They have eleven exogamous clans, namely the Dharawat, Dhogan, Basi, Gundalia, Datnawat, Anderia, Tageria, Kalchana, Baluda, Lakhrond, and Bakrea. All these clans have equal status.[3]

The community is traditionally associated with cattle trading, but many are now farmers, or landless agricultural labourers.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ People of India Rajasthan Volume XXXVIII Part Two edited by B.K Lavania, D. K Samanta, S K Mandal & N.N Vyas pages 580 to 583 Popular Prakashan
  2. ^ People of India Rajasthan Volume XXXVIII Part Two edited by B.K Lavania, D. K Samanta, S K Mandal & N.N Vyas pages 580 to 583 Popular Prakashan
  3. ^ People of India Rajasthan Volume XXXVIII Part Two edited by B.K Lavania, D. K Samanta, S K Mandal & N.N Vyas pages 580 to 583 Popular Prakashan

People of India - Rajasthan (Set of 2 volumes) Published by Popular Prakashan