The Vankar is a Hindu social group found in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India. Starting from the early nineties, a sizable number have emigrated to other parts of the world, particularly to Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Australia.
History and origin
The Vankar is a social group found largely in western states of India. Some claim to be descended from Rajputs and use the prefix Maru (meaning from Marwar, whence they believe they came) to differentiate themselves from other Vankar groups. They migrated to places like Bhilad, Gariadhar, Cheetal and Patan.
The main occupation of Vankars was the weaving of cloth.