Pasi

Who are they?

The Pasi are engaged in settled cultivation in Uttar Pradesh but work in a variety of jobs in other states. This people group can be found in 52 districts of the country as a whole, primarily in Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Orissa, Maharashtra, Haryana and Punjab. They are also known as Tarmali in Uttar Pradesh, and as Chomar and Khajuria in Orissa.

Origin

There are many versions regarding their origin. According to one legend, the Brahmin saint Parshuram was practicing austerities in the jungle when he heard the cries of many cows mooing in fear. He ran to them and found a group of men trying to slaughter the cows. He tried to intervene but was overpowered by the man and his friends. Parshuram shaped five men out of kusha grass and infused them to life through the drops of his perspiration to help him. Therefore the name, derived from pasina, Hindi for sweat.

The colonial anthropologists Rose (1919) and Ibbetson (1916) claim that the name Pasi is derived from the Hindi word pasa, meaning ‘noose’, with the help of which they climb the tall toddy palm tree. G.S. Ghurye, an Indian sociologist, also asserts that Pasi means “a user of noose and is the name of an aboriginal caste living by catching wild birds, small game and tapping palms.” In fact, even today, the Byadha subgroup of Bihar still traps birds and animals.

During the British rule the Pasi were known as a criminal tribe who were thieves, looters and marauders. They were skilled in the use of bow and arrow and stick. There is an interesting story of how the Pasi of Bihar came to the Punjab region. When Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last Sikh Guru, was returning to Punjab from Patna, the capital of Bihar, he was told about a community of bandits called the Pasi. The Guru recruited them into his army and brought them to Punjab where as declared criminals, their attendance was required at the police station nearest to the place of residence.

In 1952, when the colonial Criminal Tribes Act, 1924, was repealed the parliament, the Pasi were declared a Scheduled Caste. This granted them the benefit of reserved quotas in government jobs, admissions to medical and engineering colleges, and other such schemes.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Pasi pursue various occupations. In Uttar Pradesh they are engaged in settled cultivation; in Bihar, West Bengal and Orissa in toddy-tapping; and in Punjab they rear pigs. In Delhi they make leaf plates or work as laborers or in cloth mills and factories. The Pasi from Madhya Pradesh have left tapping dates and other palm to work as daily wage labor or have a trade. Those in Maharashtra, who are mostly landless, are engaged as skilled and unskilled laborers in mines or employed by small businesses, while a few are proficient in the art of carving, engraving on stones, weaving and pottery and creating gold jewelry.

The reservation policy of the government has also provided a number of government jobs for them at all levels. Petty trading, teaching, daily-wage labour, rickshaw pulling, animal husbandry, making and mending grindstones are some other common vocations.

The Pasi use both traditional and modern medicine. Their literacy rates are generally quite low, but are becoming increasingly aware of the need for formal education. They practice family planning, except in the poorer states of West Bengal and Bihar.

Their diet consists of mutton, chicken, fish and pork but they abstain from beef, being considered sacred. Wheat, rice and maize are their staple cereals. Lentils, beans and vegetables are also eaten. Fruit and milk are luxuries and not every family can afford them. Alcohol is consumed by the men who also use tobacco in various forms.

The Pasi usually marry only among their caste, although in states like Uttar Pradesh, where the Pasi have seven subgroups such as Raj Pasi and Mangta Pasi, marriage is even limited by subgroup. In the Delhi area the Pasi also have seven subgroups, but have, over the last two to three decades, begun to intermarry. Clan exogamy is, however, observed among all Pasi and marriages are settled by negotiation. Monogamy is the norm but polygamy is allowed in case of barrenness. In Bihar, sometimes a bridegroom is captured and marriage is held in a temple. Sindur (vermilion), bangles, bindi (dot in the middle of the forehead), nose stud and toe-rings are the symbols of marriage, which have to be given up if a woman becomes a widow. Dowry is given in both cash and goods, including household articles.

Divorce is permissible among the Pasi in a few states on grounds of adultery and cruelty, but is not allowed among those of Haryana. Widow or divorcee remarriage is permitted but is not very common. Such remarriages are solemnised at a simple ceremony called variously as bethana (making to sit) and gharona (bringing to the house).

Both nuclear and joint family types are common today. Property is divided equally among the sons and the eldest son succeeds as the head of the family. Although, daughters have the right to their share in paternal property according to Pasi law, they do not claim it in order to maintain cordial relations with their brothers after their parents’ death. Married women avoid male elders of the family, especially the husband’s father and elder brother. Pasi women have specified roles in household chores, social functions, rituals and religious activities. They also contribute to the family income by activities such as selling toddy in the local markets or weaving small baskets from palm leaves. Some women in cities earn a living by cleaning utensils and work as domestic helpers. In all aspects of family and social life they hold a secondary status to men. Very few women serve in government and private offices.

The Pasi have caste councils which hold varying degrees of power in different states. In Uttar Pradesh the council has absolute authority to settle divorce and judge social offences. In Delhi the council has lost its importance and such cases are decided by the courts. Recently, a Pasi Kalyan Sabhas (Welfare Council) has been formed for state and national level. The primary objective of these councils is to improve the economic strength and welfare of the community. Political leadership has also emerged at the regional and national level.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Pasi are Hindu and worship all Hindu gods and goddesses. Families worship the deity of their choice. Each god has specific spheres of influence and are entreated upon or appeased according to the individual’s predicament. The Pasi of Haryana believes very strongly in Shakti (power) worship and revere Kali (goddess of destruction) and Durga (warrior goddess). Saint Parshuram is the community deity of the Maharashtra Pasi.

The Pasi believe in demons and go to witchdoctors for exorcism. In Orissa, a witchdoctor from other communities, called guniya, is consulted to be rid of evil spirits and cure diseases. Ancestor worship is prevalent among the Pasi. Brahmin priests are paid to conduct all birth, marriage and death rites.

What Are Their Needs?

Literacy and access to medical help and basic amenities like drinking water and sanitation. They still suffer the effects of the caste system which has left them despised and rejected. In 1949, the Pasi met at a regional level near Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, and declared that they had descended from the high Rajput caste and were therefore entitled to wear the ‘sacred thread’ and conducted thread-wearing ceremonies. This only led to their exclusion. Subsequently, many denounced the sacred thread and returned to the dictates of the other castes.

 

86 Comments

  1. really very imp. information you have provided.
    thanking you……………

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  2. Realy you provide important information about Pasi community. There are Laks are people
    living in Marathwada n Vidharbha (Maharashta)

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    • thanks for information, i want to know more pasi friends by this site , belongs to pasi & specially residing in maharashtravidarbha, please give me information of pasi friends who lives in nagpur or bhandara.

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  3. Very useful information provided to unite PASI cast.

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    • I am leaving at Ghaziabad and belong to pasi but here we do not found pasi samaj kidly if any belong to pasi samaj at Indirapuram Ghaziabad may kindly contact to Mob No. 9971943848

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  4. I was in search of our cast origin, I typed word ‘pasi’ in google search & become surprised to see lot of information. I belong from Lucknow and belong to rajpasi community. It amazing that pasi resides in maharastra and using surname pawar. I welcome people belong to pasi and resides near by boisar of Thane district.

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    • there is one more surname too in pasi caste which exist in Maharashtra is Pardeshi

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  5. i m very to see above report thanks

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  6. I got very happy after reading the information about Pasi Caste that I used to try to know about our caste.One important thing I came to know that We belongs to Lord Parsuram origin.

    We the BEHERA Surname in ODISHA are facing untouchablity social problem.In this comment I request those people not to do like this as we are not untouchable.

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    • i am surprised that a site is also available belongs to pasi community. i hope i will find more pasi-friends on this site for my friend circle.thanks for creation.

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    • i m thank ful to u contact 09471000120

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  7. iI M VERY HAPPY ,MAIN BHI PASI SAMAAJ OIN KARNA CHAAHTA HOON……..

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  8. I am greatful to this website&Info is very much emotional as in south africa we do not have any passi friends or communities,I am interested to communicate or make friends with pasi community

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  9. I also belong to passi community but I am really surprised that educated persons are also deviating their thought process towards the communilism and casteism. I felt sad.

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  10. I am realy thankful to see this site, However incomlete information is provided, Pasi samaj has greatest king having many states, they were warriour etc. I request pl light on PASI King’s states and their kingdom and their area which will help to know about them also.

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  11. we belongs from high caste … then why we suffer depreesed caste feelings my friends u have not read above that we are warriors … we belongs to rajput community .. and goverment should give respect and right for our community … we dont need jobs and facilities we need respect first … we have to claim for this my friends dont u think so … i m very happy to know about this truth … we dont need a mark of Secduled caste community .. we need respect..

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    • aap ne mardo wali bat ki

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  12. I also belong to passi community but I am really surprised to see lot of information.

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    • Respected Narendra Kumar ji,Namaskar,I want to know whether Rajvanshi belongs to S.C . Regards and thankyou

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  13. i frequently search about pasi caste, i would recommend a very good and informative book “Dalit va Pichhadi jaatiyon ki sthiti” written by Dr. Chedilal sathi. This book is not about Pasi caste but it has detail information about Scheduled caste & tribes and OBCs past and present scenario in society, their origin, development and there’s a direction where to exit in future and how. Pls read this once. I read this book and i found one of the best book so far i have read. i would just recommend to all people….not only Sc, St and OBCs but also General people.
    we have to understand that until or unless we unite we cant grow as NATION..

    JAI HIND

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  14. provide more and more information regarding pasi community and online book for study.thank you very much.

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  15. HEY I RESPECT U ALL. HOWEVER WHATEVER POST I AM READING ABOUT PASI, KATIK, KHATRI, JAT, BANIA ARE ALL SAYING THAT THEY ALL ORIGINATED FROM RAJPUTS (KSHATRIYA). THAT IS NOT TRUE. THIS IS THE HISTORY WRITTEN BY BRAHMINS WHO HAS BLAMED RAJPUTS TO BE FATHER OF EVERY COMMUNITY. NONE OF THE RAJPUTS MALE SLEPT WITH ANYONE TO GIVE BIRTH TO PASI, KHATRI, KHATIK, JAT, BANIA, SIKH

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    • DEAR RANVEER JI PLEASE READ ON GOOGLE ABOUT

      “VIRANGANA UDA DEVI PASI ” I HOPE FROM THAT U WILL ACCEPT THE HISTORY OF PASI SAMAJ.

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  16. Our caste is one of the developed and successful amoung all , frnds I want to say that I am Rajpasi and my wife is Rajput we are living together from last 3 years , we have one child name raj singh choudhury ,my name is prem choudhury and my wife name is sonam singh , so I gave my son’s name surname as choudhury and singh both. we have really have Awsome love , really I m happy with my family and friends I want to tell you one thing frnds our caste have really have blood of warriours , we are also comes from origin of kings . I luv u all and respect u .

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  17. This is all bull shit you need to do more reasearch your self and make changes in the information u have provided. Now pasi are wll develloped and in good phase of their life so change all these bull shit.I want to tell you one thing frnd that our caste have really have blood of warriours , we are also comes from origin of kings.

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  18. i m proud to be a pasi

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  19. i m proud i m pasi too and thank for this side

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  20. Yes i am very proud that we are origin of lord Parshuram.

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  21. thanks a lot to providing such a important information .

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  22. This is very important knoledgeful document of pasi comunity.

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  23. VERY HAPPY TO KNOW ABOUT KNOWLEDGEABLE DETAIL OF PASSI CASTE.

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  24. hi!…..do we pasi have any relation with dusadh and jat community?

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  25. passi jati khya se suru hue or kon kon se state me ha

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  26. thanks for these knowledge can u provide where the pasi community are involved in historical activities.

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      • Very good n valuable info. I got today abt pasi.

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  27. rawat , varma , bharti etc.

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  28. I’ m feeling very happy to read this article and proud to our origin and rich history but we are facing some serious problem like illiteracy and unemployment so our responsibility to make a awareness about education and spread unity

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  29. Iproud passi samaj 9891210134passi samaj contactme

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  30. I am very proud feel of our history of passi cast

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  31. I also belong to passi (saroj).

    Nice to know the history of our people.

    Pradeep.

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  32. i am very proud feel known our pasi cast.

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  33. Paswan (pasi) are indian civilian and belong to majestic ancestors, Its very clear with live evidence in modern history they are primitive caste.
    they lived in Faizabad, Barababki, Bahraich, Lucknow, Raibareli, Sita, Hardoi, Lakhimpurkhiri, Shahjahapur, Varanasi, Gazipur, Allahabad, Mirjapur, Kanpur, Jaunpur, Gorakhpur, Pratapgargh, Sultanpur, Hardoi, Deoria Fatehpur, Azamgargh, Unnao like Dalera, Kajand, Nut, Mahre, Chamar and Pasi.
    In validation in world famous book Gazetteer of the province of Oudh.VOL. 2,– till H to N, year 1877, Imperial Gazetteer of india vol. ii 1908, District Gazetteer Khiri-1979, Unnao District Gazetteer, UP District Gazetteer Volume 10101053.
    It wrote on page 4 in Gazetteer Rampur 1974 k, Pasi are posterity of Ahar, Ahir, Barmar, Beria, Bhuihar, Chauhan(except rajput who is not rajput).
    Dalera, Khaujar, Nut, They cleaned forest and maked useful for huamn.
    In 1996, famous english scholor ” Sri R.B Rasel ” wrote in his book, “The tribes and casr of the central princes of the India ” Pasi is a dravid cast.
    they ruled large part of awadh, after some time rajput they had destroyed to their dominate and they establish to rajput dominate.
    Mr.Rasel Belived, “Pasi are brave kaum” all details of Rasel in book “Tribes and cast of the north western privinces and awadh”. wriiten by Villion Crook.
    Mr.Villion Crook wrote they were Price or King and praised to their social, political, and economical power. they ruled kiya in District Hardoi and Unnao Khiri Lucknow.
    Their fort were in Ramkot Near (Bagarmau Kasba). last pasi king of Ramgargh Maharaja Santhar (King of SatanKot) did not present any brush aside along with this they had finished relatioship with king jaychand. After some time King Jaychand and alha udal combined force they had finished to satan state.
    In validation, in present available is “Satan Kot k kile”
    U.P Gov reserved land of satan kot kila
    U.P Govt & Central Govt has assinged three acre land for Maharaj Satan Pasi.
    Sandila tehsil is located just near of satan kote, earlier it was state which has been established by king Sandila and his another brother he has established to malihabad.
    King Sandila state was arround Sai River to Gomati River, last of 18th Centurary king of delhi sultan Nasiruddin shah, he had attacked on Sandila and in this war sadila was failer.
    Maharaja Bijli pasi he was one of the greatest king of biggest part of Awadh.
    famous english connoisseur Sir C Iliyat and R.V Rasel agreed with evidencce encient ruin, fortress, fort, primitive coin and primitive untainsils, vestige after study to another thing Its clear that distric lakhimpur and arround it on all state till 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th pasies they had established so many state, In 12th & 13th centuary,Pasi king they have lost big loss and they have burn to pasi sankriti and historical sharohar.
    It has been describe on page of 20 in Gazeteer in year of 1979.
    “” may not be a fo far fetched theory to identify this period with the times in which pasis and other aboriginal tribes are said to have held this part of the country.No sign of pasi dominion have however survived which need not suprised us their possession have long been held by the descendents of rajput and muslim invaders.””
    North east of dharhara lakhimpur khiri mukhyalaya. pasi strenght is higher in dhaurhara.
    Its was fort of vintae pasi king,In presesnt you will get fort and so many thing which is saved by gov.
    It wrote in Distric Gazeteer khiri (prakahshan1979 on page 258 that dharhaura was capital f pasi.
    Regards:
    Sachin Paswan
    Email:[email protected]:+91981097409
    Researcher On great Pasi(caste)

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  34. pasi history is a warriorcaste history.so many kings in U.P HAD FOUGHT and some forts still exist.In.bihar we aredeveloping at a fast rate and today there are thousands of engineers and doctors and some are holding top posts as managing director and director of utility and medical colleges. i had also hold the post of director.so be proud and try to rise day by day.thnq.

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  35. it is all important to know about our caste history, in that period of transition.there are many interpretation which are new for me like origin and history of our caste. we have don’t have more prosperous history but it is time to built new history by maximum participation, presentation,leadership in and outside of the country. it is all come into practical existence when we study and become more logical,rationale,be together in all aspects of society i.e like social,political,economic,educational etc

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  36. Good to know the history of our community. One cannot change the past but the present and so the future. We must analyze the current situation of our social, economical and political conditions respectively. I believe that we can develop only through education. We must look after family planning. We must cooperate our people in every sphere of life such as education, job, business, politics etc. We must back our people and boost up their confidence so that they do whatever they wants to.

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  37. feeling proud to be a Pasi Girl.Thanks for giving me these kind of bride knowledge about great History of Pasi Community. Lots of Thanks to U.

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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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  38. PROUD TO BE A PASSI
    HELLO FRIENDS,
    ARUN PASSI, MECH ENGINEER
    RESIDING DELHI SINCE 1977

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    • my mobile phone no. 08527902259 Delhi
      and i am searching bride as well as groom for my younger sister & brother

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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. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/governments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes{Kols, Bhils & Santhals) are the molniwasi’s of this pious land.

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  39. The Pasi are one of the untouchable communities . who are now classified as a Scheduled Caste under modern India’s system of positive discrimination. As untouchables, they were traditionally considered outside the Hindu ritual ranking system of castes
    They are found in the northern Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh also.

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  40. PROUD TO BE A PASSI WHO HAD FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM OF COUNTRY

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  41. proud to be passi who had fought for freedom of country

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  42. TODAY ALSO THE LITERACY OF PASI SAMAJ IS VERY LOW

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  43. the people of pasi samaj should come infront

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  44. Pasi rules in lucknow there are 7 forts of pasis n they r royal so how can we come on sc grade i can not understand n i am proud to be a pasi but feeling ambarace when sme one says sc i dnt want that sc sentence thats i hate the system i dnt need any reservation i belive in equality but i think govt wants to fu..k peoples in saveral category due to votes wht d fu..k!! Contact me. Civil Er.nitin 9451512722

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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. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/governments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes(Kols, Bhils & Santhals) are the molniwasi’s of this pious land.

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  45. pasi caste is improving day bye day

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  46. PASI CASTE HAD FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM OF COUNTRY

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  47. i am very proud of my caste who had fought for freedom of country

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  48. proud to be pasi

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  49. i am very glad tobe pasi

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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. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/governments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes(Kols, Bhils & Santhals) are the molniwasi’s of this pious land.

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  50. 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. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/governments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes were the molniwasi’s of this pious land.

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  51. 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. The bright history of this brave tribe is ruined by the then ruling people/governments to destroy their willpower. Like this tribe, all so called barbarous tribes (Kols, Bhils, Santhal etc.) are the molniwasi’s of this pious land.

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  52. Pasi jati …sb apne me kevl dikhane ko raja hota

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    • Tum ho kya jo tumko bolne ka adhikar h beta

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  53. THIS CASTE IS IMPROVING DAY BY DAY

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  54. the caste pasi ruled over awadh region

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  55. people of caste pasi should come forward

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    • I want to join pasi samaj group

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  56. I want to join Paso samaj group

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  57. In 1801 Awadh had been truncated in the twelve districts of Lucknow, Sultanpur, Aldermau, Partapgarh, Panchamrat, Salon, Basiwara, Ahladganj, Gonda-Baharich, Sarkar- Khairabad ,Sandi, and Rasulabad. After the establishment of British power these districts were reorganised and renamed as-Lucknow, Sitapur, Herdoi, Kheri, Unnao, Raebareli, Sultanpur, Barabanki, Pertapgarh, Faizabad, Gonda, and Bahraich.
    In the middle of nineteenth centuary, Sleeman mentions that it was supposed that there were one hundred thousand families of Pasis in Awadh .they used the bow expertly and could send an arrow through a man at a hundred yards.Inhabitant Taluqdars/ landlords of Awadh had numerous mud forts existed in the middle of jungle, and were garrisned by the inhabitant gang. Fine clumps of bamboos, planted in profusion round the forts of the Taluqdars.Their closely interwoven stems from an impenetrable barrier to the approach of an invader.These land lord had almost become leaders of such gangs.The real lords of the soil were inhabitant Pasi taluqdars.These taluqdars, as they were called hereditary landowners and bearing the title of raja .
    It is true that the history is story of deeds and achievements of man living in the society. The object of the native series is to record for the present and future generations.In annexation of Oudh, destroying and crusing Pasi landlords of Barabanki was one of the most blatant example of Sleeman policy.Pasi was a powerful tribe under the native Government and greatly prefer their own country. The real lord of the soils were hereditary land owners, called Taluqdars
    K.K.Rawat
    Lucknow Nov21.2015

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  58. In 1801 Awadh had been truncated in the twelve districts of Lucknow, Sultanpur, Aldermau, Partapgarh, Panchamrat, Salon, Basiwara, Ahladganj, Gonda-Baharich, Sarkar- Khairabad ,Sandi, and Rasulabad. After the establishment of British power these districts were reorganised and renamed as-Lucknow, Sitapur, Herdoi, Kheri, Unnao, Raebareli, Sultanpur, Barabanki, Pertapgarh, Faizabad, Gonda, and Bahraich.
    In the middle of nineteenth centuary, Sleeman mentions that it was supposed that there were one hundred thousand families of Pasis in Awadh .they used the bow expertly and could send an arrow through a man at a hundred yards.Inhabitant Taluqdars/ landlords of Awadh had numerous mud forts existed in the middle of jungle, and were garrisned by the inhabitant gang. Fine clumps of bamboos, planted in profusion round the forts of the Taluqdars.Their closely interwoven stems from an impenetrable barrier to the approach of an invader.These land lord had almost become leaders of such gangs.The real lords of the soil were inhabitant Pasi taluqdars.These taluqdars, as they were called hereditary landowners and bearing the title of raja .
    It is true that the history is story of deeds and achievements of man living in the society. The object of the native series is to record for the present and future generations.In annexation of Oudh, destroying and crusing Pasi landlords of Barabanki was one of the most blatant example of Sleeman policy.Pasi was a powerful tribe under the native Government and greatly prefer their own country. The real lord of the soils were hereditary land owners, called Taluqdars
    This small book is principally concened with the study of GangaBux’s.deeds. Many hidden truth will see the light of the day How the aboriginals were put down?, oppressed and depressed by Britishers and others.? What were their sinister design? and what kind of politics they played to established their Kingdom on the Awadh soil.?

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  59. I am new this Group thank you for giving real truth.

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  60. Very good information……but it is correct or not how i can confirm it…..

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  61. साथियों बहुत तलाश के बाद एक प्लेटफार्म मिल पाया है जहॉ हमलोग एक सार्थक प्रयास कर अपने समाज के लिए कुछ कर सकते हैं. मैं उन सभी बुध्दीजीवी साथियों से आग्रह करना चाहता हूं कि जो भी जानकारी आपलोगों द्वारा ऊपर दी गयी है , अमूल्य है लेकिन कुछ लोग अपने आपको इस वर्ण व जाति आधारित समाज में सर्वश्रेठ बताने की गलती कर रहे हैं जो कि सच्चाई से परे है. मैं अपने समाज में हीन भावना कदापि नही लाना चाहता हूं लेकिन हमें अभी जमीनी कार्यवाही कर इसके उत्थान के लिये जो भी हो सकता है करते रहना चाहिये.
    सभी होनहार साथियों से अनुरोध है कि देश स्तर पर एक ऐसा ग्रुप का निर्माण करने का प्रयास करें जोकि अपने प्रयास व सोच से समाज को एक नयी दिशा दे सके क्योंकि अभी तक यही देखा जा रहा है कुछ मौका परस्त लोग अपने समाज को अपने हिसाब प्रयोग कर छोड़ देते हैं.

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  62. Hi Guys, I am also new to this group. I am trying to search Our pasi community history on google so I got this group, and I am very happy after seeing the history behind the pasi caste..

    I am from Telangana state. I am happy to say that we have more than thousands of families are here in 3-4 dsistricts (Khammam, Warangal,Karimnagar, Adilabad & Hyderabad).

    Our ancestors are came here (Khammam dist) almos before independence…

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  63. Disgusting information is provided on Wikipedia of Pasi(caste).
    Like we are kept out of hindu rituals, we rear pigs,untouchable, blah blah..all the negative things are placed on top of the page :(
    And also this all things are rarest of rarely true now.
    That’s the reason I feel ashamed when my friends asked me, “Of which caste I belong to?” because first thing they do is check Wikipedia!
    Please help to change this.We should complain or downvote that article or edit it who have enough credits.

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  64. Today also Pasi, are illtrate, and we need to get them educate, and also get married with our own cast not to others.

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  65. I AM BELONGING TO PASI CASTE AND I AM VERY MUCH HAPPY TO READ THE INFORMATION OF THIS SITE ABOUT PASI COMMUNITY. FROM THIS SITE WE CAN KNOW HOW MANY SURNAMES ARE AVAILABLE IN PASI CASTE.

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