The Tribes and Castes of the North-Western Provinces and Oudh Volume 1

The Tribes and Castes of the North-Western Provinces and Oudh Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Census only in Mottulfibad (173) and Pilibhtt (247). Tho information obtained about them is not very precise; but there can be little doubt that they are an off-shoot of the Baid Banjaras. It is said that formerly the Baid followed the occupation of carrying grain on pack animals: while the Guar used to make hemp matting Ml), and tend cattle. Since their conversion to Islam they are known collectively as Baidguar, but the two divisions do not intermarry. The Census returns give their sections as Baglmri, Chauhln, Mahrora, Nahar, Sadiqi, Shaikh, and Tomar. Bairagi.--(Sans. Vairagya, "freedom from passion.")--A term applied to a sect of Hindu ascetics, which is often used in rather a vague sense. On this sect Mr. Maclagan writes' --" The worship of Rama and Krishna is said to be of comparatively recent date; and Professor Wilson points out that in the Sankara Vijaya, published by a pupil of Sankara Acharya, the religious leader who is supposed to have lived in the ninth or tenth century, no mention whatever is made of Rama or Krishna, or Lakshmana or Hanuman. The popularity of this particular form of worship is supposed to date from the timo of the spread of tho Rajput power, which followed the overthrow of tho Buddhist dynasties. Tho various orders who attach themselves to the worship of Rama and 1 Panjib Census Report, 122, sqq. Krishna arc generally known as BairAgis. The appearance of these orders dates from the period at which the worship of Kama and Krishna appears to have been in the ascendant, and though primarily they have their origin in the Dakkhin, their strength is, and has been, mainly in the North-West Provinces, where the worship of Rama and Krishna has always been strongest. "The history of the Bairagis...show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236583094
  • 9781236583093