Bari

Who are they? The Bari, also known as Rawat and Paanwale (betel-leaf sellers), are a community of household servants and makers of leaf-plates. Location They live in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar.¬† In Bihar they are also known as Donwar.¬†Ethnologists, Russel and Hiralal, describe the Bari as…

Barhai

Who are they? The Barhai or Badhai are an occupational caste of carpenters and wood carvers.¬† They make furniture, wooden ploughs, harrows, and other agricultural tools as carpenters for village and town people.¬† Numbering around 4 million people, they live in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh and…