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About the Authors

There’s not a lot to say about the authors of the profiles except that they are genuinely interested in the people of India. They have spent several years living in India interviewing, collecting and organising this information. Whilst there may be inaccuracies (as many visitors have pointed out) it has been published with the intention to inform only.

About this site

The original purpose of this site was to simply publish the profiles and photos as a free resource to anyone who may be interested. Later we added features to allow visitors to leave comments. More recently we added other features to support the growing number of visitors that are genuinely interested in contributing to the quality and breadth of information published here.

Future Plans

As mentioned we have big plans to expand the features of this site in 2014. However, the site is not self-sustaining at the moment so we will also have to look at ways to increase revenue at the same time. We want to continue to provide this information free to our users and we think that with some smart decisions we can achieve this balance. Our goal for this site is that it becomes one of the best sources of accurate, current information about the people groups of India. The only way to achieve this is to engage more of our users to become regular contributors and to rapidly expand the breadth and depth of information we publish here.

Please consider registering as a member (free) and contributing articles, photos, videos or just comments. Articles do not need to be lengthy – they could be as simple as a review of another website that contains useful/interesting information relevant to our users. We also want to see more personal stories so if you have one you’d like to share or read one online that we can link to that that would be most welcome.

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28 Comments

  1. Great initiative … would be nice if you could provide references / sources for the information provided. Thanks !

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    • @Tarun – all of the profiles were researched over a number of years by a client. The profiles do refer to other sources and these references should be properly included. We will endeavour to update them. Thanks for the feedback.

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  2. Hi…My ALL Frds………!
    from long days i searching for our community but m not get yet high profile about our caste.nice to see you here,really its great felling that some of peoples are online on contact.coz i eant to make the change in our community and our society which being decrease its value day by day.so please if we people come to change our community and make them on height by our efforts.
    NAME:PRIYA RAKESH KADOSE
    EDU:BE(COMPUTER ENGG).GOLD MEDALIST AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL IN PAPER PRESENTATION.
    SKILLS:TALKATIVE,GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILL,HAVING GREAT WORK POWER FOR COMMUNITY.

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    • i am an excise officer in videocon co.i want to know no. of civil officer in our caste

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  3. This site really very useful for our community bcoz nobody know real story. but they try to know some good knowledge for their own respect in society.
    Now, educated people want to develop the community that is good shine.

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  4. On Hindi Samay I read Shri Omprakash Valmiki’s short story ‘Shav Yatra’ and was immensely impressed. I heard lot about Jhoothan but so far unable to find a book and read it. There was his contact email address on which I sent following message:
    ओमप्रकाशजी,

    नमस्कार,

    ‘हिंदी समय’ में आपकी कहानी शव यात्रा पढ़ी। समाज का जाना पहचाना विभीत्स चेहरा एक बार फिर आँखों के सामने घूम गया। आज के युग में भी आर्थिक तरक्की की चकाचौंध और ‘इंडिया शाइनिंग’ जैसे नारों के बीच में धार्मिक समाज का ऐसा विभीत्स रूप यक-ब-य़क सामने आ कर इस अस्थाई चकाचोंध को निगल जाता है। ऐसा नहीं है कि ऐसा सिर्फ गाँवों में या पिछड़े इलाकों में ही होता है, ऐसा हमारे ‘भारत महान’ में कहीं भी हो सकता है। आपकी आत्मकथा ‘झूठन’ की कई विवेचना और समीक्षाये पढ़ी हैं, पर अफ़सोस है कि मैं वह पुस्तक नहीं पढ़ पाया हूँ। समीक्षाये पढ़ कर जितना भी जान पाया हूँ उससे अपना बचपन याद आ गया। यूँ तो मैं अपने आप को कुछ भाग्यशाली लोगों में मानता हूँ जो ना सिर्फ दिल्ली जैसे शहर में पैदा हुआ बल्कि जिसे माँ-बाप ने अपनी महनत से पढ़ा लिखा कर कुछ काबिल बना दिया। पर जिस हालात में हमने अपना बचपन जिया है शायद वही किसी हद तक हमें राह दिखाता रहा है और एक बेहतर जिंदगी जीने के लिए उत्साहित करता रहा है। देश की राजधानी में रहते हुए भी जिस भेदभाव को हमने झेला है, उसी से मैं अंदाज़ लगा सकता हूँ कि छोटे शहरों और गाँव में हम लोगों के साथ कितना बुरा भेदभाव होता होगा।

    पिछले कुछ समय से अक्सर एक नया शब्द सुनता/पढता आया हूँ – दलित साहित्य। – जिसको में आज तक समझ नहीं पाया कि इस शब्द की उत्पत्ति क्यों कर हुई? धार्मिक साहित्य, सामाजिक साहित्य, के बाद, मनुष्यों को धर्म के आधार पर विघटित करने वालों ने लगता है साहित्य को भी बांटना शुरू कर दिया है। लगता है कि दलित लेखक जो लिखते है वही दलित साहित्य है। अन्यथा अमृतलाल नागर का लिखा विवादित उपन्यास नाच्यौ बहुत गोपाल जब प्रकाशित हुआ था तब किसीने इसे दलित उपन्यास नहीं कहा था। क्या यही कारण है कि वाल्मीकि रचित कालजयी रचना ‘रामायण’ को वोह स्थान नहीं मिला जो स्थान रामायण पर आधारित रामचरिमानस को मिला और वही हिन्दुओं के घर घर में पूजी जाती है?

    हमारा समाज अभी भी समय के साथ अपने आपको नहीं बदल पा रहा है और अभी भी बहुत पीछे है. काश आज की हमारी पीढ़ी समय के साथ क़दम मिला कर चले और अपने भविष्य को सुधारे।

    धन्यवाद इस आशा के साथ कि आप की अन्य बेहतरीन रचनाएँ पढने को मिलती रहेंगी।

    But the message bounced back. It appears that his email id is not active. While surfing his profile I suddenly found your website and was impress that there is a movement to awake our community. I would be pleased to be a member and if I could be of any assistance. I would really be happy to be of service to my community. If my message could reach to shri Om Prakash ji it would be nice.

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    • All pasis were landlords in medieval period in northern India. They had small kingdoms & faught bravely with Mughals and East India Company. They defeated from strong enemies. The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is in the name of Lakhana Pasi. The ruins of the forts is now available in Lucknow city. The history of this brave tribe is also ruined. In the British periods opponents defamed their glory and called them barbarous tribes and registered them as barbarous Tribes in the history. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/ govern- ments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes[Kols, Bhils & Santhals] are the molniwasi’s of this pious land. We should study history books & land recards available at government levels and write about Mulniwasis Tribes glorious and rich cultured history for their upliftment of their morals. They were looted by the Moguls & Britishers through their local helpers/supporters.

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  5. i think fst v shd organize a meeting n make d things valuable frm scraps………..it shd necessary dt meeting shd organize n conduct by youth which cn actively participate n giv sum tim 2 develope our community name n fame………….if u r agree thn plz tk or tell initiative actionwhich cn b utiliz… thank u
    SACHIN KUMAR CHITTODIA
    MBA
    GLA University
    Mathura (UP)
    +917500410093

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  6. gud to some thing about our community

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  7. i want to know more and more about shilpkar caste and sikligar caste.

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  8. i want to know about “Basfore” ….

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    • All pasis were landlords in medieval period in northern India. They had small kingdoms & faught bravely with Mughals and East India Company. They defeated from strong enemies. The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is in the name of Lakhana Pasi. The ruins of the forts is now available in Lucknow city. The history of this brave tribe is also ruined. In the British periods opponents defamed their glory and called them barbarous tribes and registered them as barbarous Tribes in the history. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/ govern- ments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes[Kols, Bhils & Santhals] are the molniwasi’s of this pious land. We should study history books & land recards available at government levels and write about Mulniwasis Tribes glorious and rich cultured history for their upliftment of their morals. They were looted by the Moguls & Britishers through their local helpers/supporters.

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  9. all my relatives… am very happy to share with the movements. our community is SC list in most of the state but here in Tamilnadu state only our caste in MBC. there is the Big Problem to improve our peoples. so please organaise with our community in through out all India. i will join with movement. good luck.

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    • All pasis were landlords in medieval period in northern India. They had small kingdoms & faught bravely with Mughals and East India Company. They defeated from strong enemies. The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is in the name of Lakhana Pasi. The ruins of the forts is now available in Lucknow city. The history of this brave tribe is also ruined. In the British periods opponents defamed their glory and called them barbarous tribes and registered them as barbarous Tribes in the history. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/ govern- ments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes[Kols, Bhils & Santhals] are the molniwasi’s of this pious land. We should study history books & land recards available at government levels and write about Mulniwasis Tribes glorious and rich cultured history for their upliftment of their morals. They were looted by the Moguls & Britishers through their local helpers/supporters.

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  10. The Bharatiya Khel Utthan Trust is conducting the tournaments, cultures & welfares programms to promote the grass roots players and childrens at the World level. We want to develop the interest of public in sports in every possible way and to promote amateurism among players and to take following steps for promoting, spreading and popularizing the various sports including cricket, athletics, kabaddi, football, swimming, gymnastics, badminton, table tennis, lawn tennis, golf, martial arts and all other sports recognized by the Government of India. Three times cricket tournament has already organized under the name of Kundan Cricket, now this time we came on grand level. And we will organize and take up Health, Educational, Welfare programmes for needy Women and children on priority basis.

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    • All pasis were landlords in medieval period in northern India. They had small kingdoms & faught bravely with Mughals and East India Company. They defeated from strong enemies. The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is in the name of Lakhana Pasi. The ruins of the forts is now available in Lucknow city. The history of this brave tribe is also ruined. In the British periods opponents defamed their glory and called them barbarous tribes and registered them as barbarous Tribes in the history. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/ govern- ments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes[Kols, Bhils & Santhals] are the molniwasi’s of this pious land. We should study history books & land recards available at government levels and write about Mulniwasis Tribes glorious and rich cultured history for their upliftment of their morals. They were looted by the Moguls & Britishers through their local helpers/supporters.

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  11. Our Aim & Objects
    The Bharatiya Khel Utthan Trust will help for Sports Promotion, Health, Education, Woman & Child Developement, Rural Developement and Charity.

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  12. Our Vedas and Puran classified us according to responsibilities that we all had to fulfill for proper functioning of administration, Mugal and Britishers did the same but with a narrow view and specific purpose and get us under the solid boundries of perticular rituals and traditions that gradually became our identity but WHAT WE PEOPLE ARE DOING ? we just have bought ourself within the self made fence of being saprate form each other on the basis of cast, religion, language and many more benchmarks. And our rulers (politicians) are taking advantage of our diversity. the don’n let us feel that we all are unique and together make a nation they just are stimulating our ego (a natural human behavior) to acheive their motives.

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    • All pasis were landlords in medieval period in northern India. They had small kingdoms & faught bravely with Mughals and East India Company. They defeated from strong enemies. The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is in the name of Lakhana Pasi. The ruins of the forts is now available in Lucknow city. The history of this brave tribe is also ruined. In the British periods opponents defamed their glory and called them barbarous tribes and registered them as barbarous Tribes in the history. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/ govern- ments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes[Kols, Bhils & Santhals] are the molniwasi’s of this pious land. We should study history books & land recards available at government levels and write about Mulniwasis Tribes glorious and rich cultured history for their upliftment of their morals. They were looted by the Moguls & Britishers through their local helpers/supporters.

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  13. Arise;Awake&Unite * Commentary on Baishya Khondo Saha And Sondika is a well researched book on Kalwar community people of Bengal by Narayan Chandra Saha. http://www.mudiraja.com also provides much informative research evidences. It is primarily the Kuladevi/Kuladevata and Kulapuranas that tie people with affinity.This Community People in Odisha worship Goddess Tarinee, Shree Shree Suvarnagrahee (Ardhanareeswar> Adwaita Shiva>

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    • All pasis were landlords in medieval period in northern India. They had small kingdoms & faught bravely with Mughals and East India Company. They defeated from strong enemies. The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is in the name of Lakhana Pasi. The ruins of the forts is now available in Lucknow city. The history of this brave tribe is also ruined. In the British periods opponents defamed their glory and called them barbarous tribes and registered them as barbarous Tribes in the history. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/ govern- ments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes[Kols, Bhils & Santhals] are the molniwasi’s of this pious land. We should study history books & land recards available at government levels and write about Mulniwasis Tribes glorious and rich cultured history for their upliftment of their morals. They were looted by the Moguls & Britishers through their local helpers/supporters.

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  14. All pasis were landlords in medieval period in northern India. They had small kingdoms & faught bravely with Mughals and East India Company. They defeated from strong enemies. The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is in the name of Lakhana Pasi. The ruins of the forts is now available in Lucknow city. The history of this brave tribe is also ruined. In the British periods opponents defamed their glory and called them barbarous tribes and registered them as barbarous Tribes in the history. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/ govern- ments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes[Kols, Bhils & Santhals] are the molniwasi’s of this pious land. We should study history books & land recards available at government levels and write about Mulniwasis Tribes glorious and rich cultured history for their upliftment of their morals. They were looted by the Moguls & Britishers through their local helpers/supporters.

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  15. All pasis were landlords in medieval period in northern India. They had small kingdoms & faught bravely with Mughals and East India Company. They defeated from strong enemies. The capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow is in the name of Lakhana Pasi. The ruins of the forts is now available in Lucknow city. The history of this brave tribe is also ruined. In the British periods opponents defamed their glory and called them barbarous tribes and registered them as barbarous Tribes in the history. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/ govern- ments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes[Kols, Bhils & Santhals] are the molniwasi’s of this pious land. We should study history books & land recards available at government levels and write about Mulniwasis Tribes glorious and rich cultured history for their upliftment of their morals. They were looted by the Moguls & Britishers through their local helpers/supporters.

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  16. really nice groups of the peoples thans a lot for such wonderdull works.

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  17. very very thanks such wonderful works

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  18. ALL The information in this website is 70% false.
    It is Against upper caste so don’t read it…….

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  19. Many statements given above are based on fabricated history which the british wrote for their imperial causes ,that too in connaivance of the Brahmin people who had abhorence for the Kalwars who belong to Haihay Clan of Soma Vamsha(lunar race) Go through The Vaishya Khondo Saha And Shoundika of Narayan Chandra Saha, available on website.

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