Dhani (settlement type)

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In northwestern India, a dhani[1] (Hindi: ढाणी ḍhāṇī) is the smallest conglomeration of huts. All families living in a Dhani are relatives of each other or at least are of the same caste.

Caste system[edit]

Usually there is one caste that dominates the village; some villages are dominated by Rajput (warriors), Gurjar (warrior),[2]


  1. ^ Sukhvir Singh Gahlot: Rural Life in Rajasthan, page 4.Rajasthani Granthagar, Giani Press Delhi 1986
  2. ^ Singh, Kumar Suresh (1998). Rajasthan, Volume 2 Volume 38 of People of India. Popular Prakashan. p. 180. ISBN 8171547664,ISBN 978-81-7154-766-1. The bopa claim to rajput ancestry and hence their status is equivalent to Kshatriya varna.Rajput and other warrior communities like Gurjar and jat do not accept them as their equals 

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