Talk:Bania (caste)

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Bania name history[edit]

According to Various census of India the word Banya is derived from sanskrit banijya or trade; and as the name implies,lives solely for and by commerce.Banias hold a considerable area of land in the east of the provinces; but it is very rarely indeed that he follows any other than mercantile pursuits.The commercial enterprise and intelligence of the class is great ,and the dealings of some of the great banyas houses of Delhi, Bikaner and Marwar of of most extensive nature.However the banyas of the villages are mostly poor.

They r true citizens of nepal????? WTF! NPOV!!!! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.125.25.208 (talk) 04:00, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

Various census of India Page cxxviii

http://books.google.co.in/books?ei=OJuJTZmRGpHirAeNsIDcDg&ct=result&id=RwEJAAAAQAAJ&dq=ahirs+of+bikaner&q=bikaner

Merging with Vaishya not recommended[edit]

Just like Rajput and Maratthas are two distinct subcastes of Kshatriya; Baniya is a subcaste of Vaishya ; coming mostly from West India and descended probably from Baniya kings. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.225.244.114 (talk) 16:03, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

It seems to me that someone did an unattributed copy/paste of a section of the Vaishya article recently, and then other communities were added to that list-paragraph that were not even in the sources (eg: the source for Arya Vaishya referred to those in Jaffna but ended up here as those in a multitude of states). I've just now removed it. - Sitush (talk) 17:28, 25 September 2016 (UTC)