Dusadh

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Dusadh/Paswan
Languages
Hindi, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Maithili, Bundelkhandi etc.

The Dusadh (also known as Paswan) are a Hindu community generally found in the states of Northern India (Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttarakhand and Delhi) and few parts of Eastern India (Jharkhand, West Bengal) and Nepal.[citation needed]

Historically a pastoral community, many Dusadhs fought on behalf of the East India Company during the 18th century.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markovits, Claude; Pouchepadass, Jacques; Subrahmanyam, Sanjay, eds. (2006). Society and Circulation: Mobile People and Itinerant Cultures in South Asia, 1750-1950. Anthem Press. p. 299. ISBN 978-1-843312-31-4.