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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Arjunnattar, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! Qwyrxian (talk) 15:02, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Kallar[edit]

Hi Arjunnattar. I've reverted you twice at Kallar (caste), so please don't re-add that info. The problem is that it isn't actually verified in the book you're quoting from. If you look at the source, that claim is not the author's opinion; rather, it's just what one interviewee told the author. Thus, we can't accept that statement as a fact, since the author doesn't independently verify it or even state agreement with it. As such, it's not reliable enough for inclusion. But if you want to discuss further, please go to the article's talk page (Talk:Kallar (caste)) and start a new discussion at the bottom of that page. I've also left a standard welcoming note above which has a lot of links to useful Wikipedia policies. Qwyrxian (talk) 15:02, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

{help me}} Thanks for the information. I believe that,we cannot generalize all the Kallars as thieves. It is clearly mentioned in both the books that they have been warriors of the kings and also have been assigned to protect the people. Sure,Kallar literally means thieves in Tamil but does not necessarily mean all Kallars are thieves. I can show you the examples from the books you have mentioned where it is clear that all kallars are not thieves.

I agree that we should not imply that all Kallar's are thieves. Luckily, the article doesn't do that at all. Rather, it states the fact, discussed in that very book you quoted from, that the origin of the word itself is from the Tamil word for "thief". Nowhere in the article does it say or imply that all Kallar's are thieves. Qwyrxian (talk) 15:09, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Can you please explain me what exactly does this mean? "In very early times the Kallar had petty princes of their ownm-and still have one at puducottah,-and they were employed as soldiers bu the more powerful kings of the south,and in predatory excursions against neighbouring sovereigns."Why can't i use this in the edit section? This was taken from the same book from Edward Balfour. Arjunnattar (talk) 15:12, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

I've moved your signature to the end of your comment, which is where we usually put them. As for that quotation, we could probably add that information, but it would probably need to go into a new section, maybe titled history...however, is that what Balfour says, or someone that he's quoting? Also, I'm about to leave Wikipedia for the night, so I won't be responding for a while. You may want to raise this point in a new section at the bottom of the article's talk page, then other editor's will see it as well. Qwyrxian (talk) 15:23, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Please look at this reference.[1]After he mentions the meaning of the word Kallar he immediately defines who they are.Arjunnattar (talk) 15:32, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

You have misunderstood what Qwyrxian said and I have reverted you again. Please see Talk:Kallar (caste), where I am about to post a message. Thanks. - Sitush (talk) 19:17, 8 March 2013 (UTC)
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Your new username[edit]

It seems that you have changed your username. That's ok but please do not change the name in the numerous talk page posts, as at Talk:Kallar (caste). Your old name should direct to your new name anyway. - Sitush (talk) 18:38, 2 March 2014 (UTC)