Nagori (caste)

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The Nagori are a Muslim community found in the state of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India. They are also known as the Nagori Lohar. [1]

History and origin[edit]

The community claims to be Rajputs; some of them have converted to Islam others remain Hindu. In Rajasthan, Nagori are well known in the Dairy Farming Business and Marble Tiles Merchant. In Gujarat, Nagoris are well known as timber merchants. They were originally settled in the city of Nagaur, and Nagori literally means "an inhabitant of Nagaur". They speak Marwari among themselves.[1] There are Hindu, Maheshwari too with Nagori title who migrated from Nagaur district of Rajasthan to Didwana with the title Nagori with them, and today they are spread well throughout ( Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai) India.

Present circumstances[edit]

The community is based in Basni, kumari and other village in Nagaur (Rajasthan, India). The Nagori's in Nagaur (Rajasthan, India are well known as Marble Tile manufacturer since past 7 century and Dairy Farming since 4 decades. One of the biggest joint families in Nagaur belongs to Nagori's. With the change in the era, they have turned towards other occupations like doctors, Pharmacist, chartered accountants and other jobs in MNCs.

In Nagori (Nagaur, Rajasthan) They have their own caste council, the Nagori Jamat charity under Islamic Clerc (president Maulana Mufti Wali Mohammed Qadari Razvi) . Like many Muslim artisan castes in India, it follow own Islamic laws for society for they Islamic culture understand . They have development charity working to pension to widow and old person, Islamic school, hospital, illiteracy, disease and end poverty in they own society benefit. They collect money in month of Ramzan "Zakt" for help in they own society Poor people. Nagori (Nagaur, Rajasthan) are well settle in Mumbai and Delhi as Diary Farming and Marble Tile manufacturer Business. The community is found in the districts of Nagaur (Rajasthan, India). Their main clans are the Chauhan and choudary.


The community is based in Ahmedabad and Jamnagar (Gujarat, India). The Nagoris in Ahmedabad are well known as timber merchants since 6 decades. One of the biggest joint families in Ahmedabad belongs to Nagoris. With the change in the era, they have turned towards other occupations like doctors, chartered accountants and other jobs in MNCs.

According to other views, the community's traditional occupation was that of blacksmithy, but as with other artisan groups, they have seen a decline of their traditional occupation. They are involved in the manufacture of various iron objects such as knives. All many have abandoned their traditional craft, the majority of the community are still engaged in work related to blacksmithy. They have their own caste council, the Nagori Jamat. Like many Muslim artisan castes in India, they are strictly endogamous, and maintain the custom of gotra exogamy. Their main clans are the Chauhan, Vaghela, Naratnawala, and Debala, all which are of equal status, and intermarry. There are no reported cases of marriage with the Multani Lohar, a community which also involved in blacksmity. The community is found in the districts of Ahmadabad, Mahesana and Banaskantha.[1]

After partition from India in 1947, many people from nagori community migrated to Sindh province, Pakistan. currently nagoris are well establish in Karachi and associate with dairy farming business in cattle colony and milk shops around Karachi and contributing significant part in meeting milk demand of Karachi city.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c R B Lal; P B S V Padmanabham; Gopal Krishnan & Md Azeez Mohideen, eds. (2003). People of India. Volume XXII Gujarat Part Two. General Editor K S Singh. Ramdas Bhatkal for Popular Prakashan. pp. 781–784. ISBN 81-7991-105-5. Retrieved 22 March 2013.