List of Deshastha Brahmins

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Deshastha Brahmins form a major sub-caste of Brahmins in the states of Maharashtra and parts of Karnataka in India. The following is a list of notable Deshastha Brahmins.

Religious figures[edit]

Historic (rulers, administrators and soldiers)[edit]

Socio-political[edit]

Academics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Novetzke, C.L., 2011. The Brahmin double: the Brahminical construction of anti-Brahminism and anti-caste sentiment in the religious cultures of precolonial Maharashtra. South Asian History and Culture, 2(2), pp.232-252.
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  3. ^ Living Through the Blitz. Cambridge University Press. 1976. p. 39. 
  4. ^ Mokashi, D.B. (Author of the Original Marathi book); Engblom, Philip C.(English translator); Zelliot, Eleanor (Introduction) (1987). Palkhi an Indian pilgrimage. New York: State University of New York. p. 39. ISBN 9780887064623. 
  5. ^ Mokashi, D.B. (Author of the Original Marathi book); Engblom, Philip C.(English translator); Zelliot, Eleanor (Introduction) (1987). Palkhi an Indian pilgrimage. New York: State University of New York. p. 39. ISBN 9780887064623. 
  6. ^ Novetzke, Christian Lee (2013). Religion and Public Memory: A Cultural History of Saint Namdev in India. Columbia University Press. pp. 141–142. ISBN 978-0-23151-256-5. 
  7. ^ Language and Literature. Directorate of Government Printing, Stationery and Publications, Maharashtra State. 1971. p. 24. But the most important among them is Dasopant. He was born in a Deshastha Brahmin family of Narayanpeth, later settled at Ambejogai in Marathwada in 1551 A.D. 
  8. ^ Medieval Indian Literature: An Anthology. Sahitya Akademi. 1997. 
  9. ^ Date, V. H. (1975). Spiritual treasure of Saint Rāmadāsa (1st ed.). Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. p. 1. ISBN 9780842608053. 
  10. ^ Diwakar Anant Ghaisas, ed. (2011). Shri Ramvijay(marathi). Dhavale Prakashan. p. 4. 
  11. ^ Ayyappappanikkar (1997). Medieval Indian Literature: Surveys and selections. p. 371. 
  12. ^ Christian Lee Novetzke (2015). Francesca Orsini; Katherine Butler Schofield, eds. Tellings and Texts: Music, Literature and Performance in North India. Open Book Publishers. p. 180. ...Mahipati, who lived throughout the eighteenth century, dying in 1790. He was a Deshastha Brahmin kulkarni or village accountant of Taharabad, but he is more famous now as a kirtankar who specialised in the stories of the lives of the sants 
  13. ^ K. S. Thackeray (1918). The Life and Mission of Samarth Ramdas. S. Ramchandra & Company,. p. 105. He told her to manage his jagir with the assistance of a Deshatha Brahmmin clerk named Daoji Konddeo 
  14. ^ The Illustrated Weekly of India, Volume 95. Bennett, Coleman & Company, Limited, at the Times of India Press. 1974. p. 27. Dadaji Konddeo, the teacher of Shivaji who inspired him with the idea of a Hindu Empire and saw to it that he had appropriate training to make it a reality, was a Deshastha Brahmin 
  15. ^ Shivaji and the Maratha Art of War By Murlidhar Balkrishna Deopujari
  16. ^ Venkataraya Narayan Kudva (1972). History of the Dakshinatya Saraswats. Samyukta Gowda Saraswata Sabha. p. 173. Pant Pingle, Pant Pratinidhi, Pant Amatya, Kar- bharis, etc., were all Deshastha Brahmans 
  17. ^ Mahadev Govind Ranade (1990). Mahadev Govind Ranade. Deep and Deep Publications. p. 241. The Deshastha brahmins had from the first taken an important part in organizing the dominions and the power of shivaji, and many of them- the Hanmates, the pingles,Abbaji sondev, Pralhad Sonddev and others had shown great abilities in the field. The brahmins of konkan had not taken any prominent part in first six years of development of the Maratha power 
  18. ^ Karve, I., 1940. KINSHIP TERMINOLOGY AND KINSHIP USAGES OF THE MARA̅ṬHA̅ COUNTRY: PART II. Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute, 2(1/2), pp.9-33.
  19. ^ Copland, I., 1973. The Maharaja of Kolhapur and the Non-Brahmin Movement 1902-10. Modern Asian Studies, 7(2), pp.209-225.
  20. ^ Mahmud, Syed Jafar (1994). Pillars of modern India, 1757-1947. New Delhi: Ashish Pub. House. pp. 14–15. ISBN 9788170245865. Retrieved 30 November 2017. 
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  22. ^ A National Biography for India, Volume 1 By Jyotis Chandra Das Gupta, Page 64
  23. ^ Goodrick-Clarke,, N. (2000). Hitler's Priestess: Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth, and Neo-Nazism. NYU Press. p. 58. ISBN 0-8147-3110-4. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  24. ^ New Quest, Issues 25-30. the Indian Association for Cultural Freedom. 1981. p. 4. Nanaji Deshmukh, Moropant Pingle and the deoras brothers too, insist are deshastha brahmins 
  25. ^ New Quest, Issues 25-30. the Indian Association for Cultural Freedom. 1981. p. 4. Nanaji Deshmukh, Moropant Pingle and the deoras brothers too, insist are deshastha brahmins 
  26. ^ New Quest, Issues 25-30. The Indian Association for Cultural Freedom. p. 4. Retrieved 23 March 2007. 
  27. ^ Christophe Jaffrelot (2010). Religion, Caste, and Politics in India. Primus Books. p. 194. 
  28. ^ Language Politics, Elites, and the Public Sphere. Orient Blackswan. 2001. p. 83. Gopal hari deshmukh was born into a deshastha brahmin family.His father worked under bajirao I 
  29. ^ Govind, Nikhil (2014). Between Love and Freedom The Revolutionary in the Hindi Novel. New Delhi: Routledge India. p. 67. ISBN 978-1138019768. 
  30. ^ Jaffrelot, Christophe (1996). The Hindu nationalist movement and Indian politics : 1925 to the 1990s : strategies of identity-building, implantation and mobilisation (with special reference to Central India). London: Hurst. p. 45. ISBN 9781850653011. 
  31. ^ "BJP loses its master strategist". Rediff News. 3 May 2006. "Pramod Mahajan's was a truly meteoric rise in the country's political landscape...The wily 56-year old Deshastha Brahmin was not only the Bharatiya Janata Party's master strategist... 
  32. ^ "Pravin Mahajan sentenced to life term". Rediff News. 18 December 2007. The Mumbai session court on Tuesday sentenced Pravin Mahajan to life imprisonment for the murder of his elder brother and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan. 
  33. ^ "Rahul punched, kicked me: Dimpy". Times Of India. 30 Jul 2010. This is not the first time Rahul, son of late Bharatiya Janata Party leader Pramod Mahajan, has been accused of domestic violence. 
  34. ^ Professor Anant Sadashiv Altekar commemoration volume", Journal of the Numismatic Society of India, 22, 1960
  35. ^ Moraes, G., 1959, January. PANEGYRIC UPON THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE LATE Dr. AS ALTEKAR. In Proceedings of the Indian History Congress (pp. 8-12). Indian History Congress.