Nagar Brahmin

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This article is about the social caste. For the moth family, see Brahmaeidae. For similarly spelled words, see Nagar (disambiguation).
Nagar Brahmin
नागर ब्राह्मण
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Nagar Brahmins in western India (c. 1855-1862)
Varna Brahmin
Religions Hinduism
Languages Gujarati, Malvi, Hindi, English
Country India
Populated states Gujarat, Rajasthan
Region Malwa, Mumbai, Kolkata
Ethnicity Indian

The Nagar Brahmins are 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.


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

Notable people[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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