Gadaria

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Gadaria Gadariya, Gariya are a shepherd caste found in North India. The caste name Gadaria is derived from the old Hindi word "Gadar", which means sheep.[1] In southern Rajasthan, the Gadaria caste is known for herding sheep and goats.The Gujjars also have herds along with cattle and it is believed that in due course of time the Gujjars who remained shepherd became a different caste named Gadaria.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ghurye, G.S. (2008). Caste and race in India (5th ed.). Bombay: Popular Prakashan. p. 32. ISBN 9788171542055. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  2. ^ editors, B.K. Sharma, Seema Kulshreshtha, Asad R. Rahmani, (2011). Faunal heritage of Rajasthan, India general background and ecology of vertebrates. Dordrecht: Springer. p. 218. ISBN 9781461408000. Retrieved 7 August 2016.