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The Koshta are a Hindu caste found in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. They are also known as Kesri, which is also used as a surname.[1]

In Madhya Pradesh, Koshta and Panika castes are categorized as Scheduled castes in some districts and as OBC in other than these districts.[2]


  1. ^ People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part Three edited by A Hasan & J C Das page 847 to 850 Manohar Publications
  2. ^ Mahendra Lal Patel (1997). Awareness in Weaker Section: Perspective Development and Prospects. M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd. p. 34. ISBN 9788175330290.