Dusadh

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Dusadh
Languages
Hindi, Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Maithili, Nepali Bhasa, Bundelkhandi etc.

The Dusadh 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]

The 2011 Census of India for Uttar Pradesh showed the Dusadh population, which was classified as a Scheduled Caste, as being 230,593.[2]

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. 
  2. ^ "A-10 Individual Scheduled Caste Primary Census Abstract Data and its Appendix - Uttar Pradesh". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 2017-02-06.