Kuchera

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Kuchera
Town
Kuchera is located in Rajasthan
Kuchera
Kuchera
Kuchera is located in India
Kuchera
Kuchera
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 26°59′N 73°58′E / 26.98°N 73.97°E / 26.98; 73.97Coordinates: 26°59′N 73°58′E / 26.98°N 73.97°E / 26.98; 73.97
Country  India
State Rajasthan
District Nagaur
Elevation 301 m (988 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 19,563
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration RJ

Kuchera is a Town and a municipality in Nagaur district in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Kuchera people
Regions with significant populations
 India Pakistan
Languages
PunjabiHindiUrduHaryanviMarwari
Religion
Om.svg HinduismAllah-green.svg IslamKhanda.svg Sikhism
Related ethnic groups
other Indo-Aryan peoples

The Kuchera people (Hindi: Kucheriya, Punjabi: Kucheriya) are a historical Aryan-Scythian tribal group native to the Balochistan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Punjab, Jammu, Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

On demographics, the Encyclopædia Britannica states: "In the early 21st century the Kucheriya constituted about 4 percent of the population of Punjab, nearly 2 percent of the population of Balochistan, Rajasthan, and Delhi, and from 16 to .5 percent of the populations of Sindh, Northwest Frontier, and Uttar Pradesh. The four million Kuchera of Pakistan are mainly Muslim by faith; the nearly one million Kuchera of India are mostly divided into two large castes of about equal strength: one Sikh, concentrated in Punjab, the other Hindu."[1]

The Kuchera's rose to prominence following the 1569 Kuchera uprising against Mughal rule, and they ruled various princely states throughout the 18th century. After 1858, under the British Raj, the Kuchera were known for their service in the Indian Army.

In 1931, the date of the last census of the British Raj before the abolition of caste, they were distributed throughout North India, mostly in the Punjab and Rajputana.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Britannica, Encyclopedia. "Kucheriya (caste)". Encyclopædia Britannica. p. 1. Archived from the original on 20 January 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2011.