Nagar Brahmin

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Nagar Brahmin
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Nagar Brahmins in western India (c. 1855-1862)
VarnaBrahmin
ReligionsHinduism
LanguagesGujarati, Malvi, Hindi, English
CountryIndia
Populated statesGujarat, Rajasthan
RegionMalwa, Mumbai, Kolkata
EthnicityIndian

The Nagar Brahmins are a social caste found primarily in Gujarat, but also in Rajasthan, Malwa and in states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar even as far as Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh in the north, West Bengal in the east and Karnataka in the south.

Origin[edit]

The oldest account of the Nagars is given in the Nagara Khanda, a part of the Skanda Purana[1] a Hindu religious text.

Nagar princes[edit]

A few Nagar families became chieftains of (minor) princely states, notably in two in Gujarati peninsula Kathiawar's Sorath prant : Kuba State and Vasavad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Research in Sociology: Abstracts of M.A. and Ph. D. Dissertations Completed in the Department of Sociology, University of Bombay, Concept Publishing Company, 1989, p. 100

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