Pateliya

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The Pateliya is a scheduled tribe found in the state of Rajasthan in India.[1]

History and origin[edit]

The term Pateliya is derived from the word Police Patel, whose ruled in village or which means a headman.Pateliya community originated from Rajput. They are found mainly in the districts of Kota, Jhalawar and Banswara. The community said originate in Dahod lunawada Gujarat and Jhabua, Dhar, Indore, Ujjain, Guna District Of Madhya Pradesh. They speak Malvi among themselves and Hindi with others.[2]

Present circumstances[edit]

The community is sub-divide into exogamous clans such as the Hangaria, Mera, Gohari, Bhoria, Dindor, Damra, Parmaria, Hania, Dhokiya, Bhabria, Musaria, Kocharia and Amliar.[3]

The community traditionally practices settled agriculture, but they are landless, are the land owned is small, and insufficient to sustain them. Many migrate to Kota to work in the stone quarries.They profess Hinduism, and worship local deities such as Devkarji, Mataji, and Kalka devi.

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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 743 to 746 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 743 to 746 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 743 to 746 Popular Prakashan