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Index Yadav

Yadav refers to a grouping of traditionally mainly non-elite, Quote: "In southern Awadh, eastern North-Western Provinces, and much of Bihar, non-labouring gentry groups lived in tightly knit enclaves among much larger populations of non-elite 'peasants' and labouring people. [1]

80 relations: Abhira tribe, Affirmative action, Ahir, Ahir clans, Ahir Yadav Kshatriya Mahasabha, All-India Yadav Mahasabha, Allahabad, Andhaka, Arya Samaj, Aryan, Awadh, Bhumihar, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Christophe Jaffrelot, Cow protection movement, Cowry, David G. Mandelbaum, Dayananda Saraswati, Delhi, Diwali, Dravidian people, Endogamy, Gowari, Gyanendra Pandey (historian), Haryana, Hetukar Jha, Hindi Belt, Hyderabad, Indian Rebellion of 1857, J. N. Singh Yadav, Jat people, Jāti, Jharkhand, K. C. Yadav, Karnataka, Koeri, Krishna, Kshatriya, Kurmi, Land reform, Lawyer, List of Yadavs, M. N. Srinivas, M. S. A. Rao, Madhya Pradesh, Mahabharata, Maratha, Nair, Nandvanshi, ..., Nepal, North India, North-Western Provinces, Odisha, Other Backward Class, Pastoral, Peasant, Physician, Punjab, India, Puranas, Raghunath Vithal Khedkar, Rajasthan, Rajput, Sadar (festival), Sanskrit, Sanskritisation, Shudra, Susan Bayly, The Divine Heritage of the Yadavas, Tobacco, Unfree labour, Upanayana, Uttar Pradesh, Veth (India), Vithal Krishnaji Khedkar, Vrishni, West Bengal, Yadava, Yadu, Zamindar. Expand index (30 more) »

Abhira tribe

The Abhira tribe were a people mentioned in ancient Indian epics and scriptures as early as the Vedas.

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Affirmative action

Affirmative action, also known as reservation in India and Nepal, positive action in the UK, and employment equity (in a narrower context) in Canada and South Africa, is the policy of protecting members of groups that are known to have previously suffered from discrimination.

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Ahir or Aheer is an ethnic group, some members of which identify as being of the Indian Yadav community because they consider the two terms to be synonymous.

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Ahir clans

The Ahir clans are the various subsets of the Ahir community of India.

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Ahir Yadav Kshatriya Mahasabha

The Ahir Yadav Kshatriya Mahasabha was founded in Rewari in 1910 by Rao Balbir Singh, in order to promote the interests of the Ahir-Yadav caste.

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All-India Yadav Mahasabha

The All India Yadav Mahasabha is a caste association established in 1924 for serving a broad body of Indian social groups mainly composed of Nandvanshi, Gwalvanshi and Yaduvanshi castes, collectively known as the Yadav caste.

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Prayag, or Allahabad is a large metropolitan city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and the administrative headquarters of Allahabad District, the most populous district in the state and 13th most populous district in India, and the Allahabad Division.

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In Hindu mythology, Andhaka (Sanskrit: अन्धक, IAST: andhaka, lit. he who darkens) often refer to a malevolent asura who is killed by Shiva for trying to abduct Parvati.

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Arya Samaj

Arya Samaj (Sanskrit: आर्य समाज "Noble Society" Hindi: आर्य समाज, Bengali: আর্য সমাজ, Punjabi: ਆਰੀਆ ਸਮਾਜ, Gujarati: આર્ય સમાજ) is an Indian Hindu reform movement that promotes values and practices based on the belief in the infallible authority of the Vedas.

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"Aryan" is a term that was used as a self-designation by Indo-Iranian people.

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Awadh (Hindi: अवध, اوَدھ),, known in British historical texts as Avadh or Oudh, is a region in the modern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (before independence known as the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh) and a small area of Nepal's Province No. 5.

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Bhumihars are a Hindu caste mainly found in Bihar (including the Mithila region), the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, and Nepal.

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Bihar is an Indian state considered to be a part of Eastern as well as Northern India.

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Chhattisgarh (translation: Thirty-Six Forts) is one of the 29 states of India, located in the centre-east of the country.

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Christophe Jaffrelot

Christophe Jaffrelot is a French political scientist specialising in South Asia, particularly India and Pakistan.

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Cow protection movement

The cow protection movement has been a religious and political movement aiming to protect the cows, whose slaughter has been broadly opposed by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and Sikhs.

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Cowry or cowrie, plural cowries, is the common name for a group of small to large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries.

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David G. Mandelbaum

David Goodman Mandelbaum (August 22, 1911, Chicago – April 19, 1987) was an American anthropologist.

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Dayananda Saraswati

Dayanand Saraswati (12 February 1824 – 30 October 1883) was an Indian religious leader and founder of the Arya Samaj, a Hindu reform movement of the Vedic dharma.

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Delhi (Dilli), officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT), is a city and a union territory of India.

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Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere).

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Dravidian people

Dravidians are native speakers of any of the Dravidian languages.

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Endogamy is the practice of marrying within a specific social group, caste or ethnic group, rejecting those from others as unsuitable for marriage or other close personal relationships.

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Gowari is a Indian caste of cattle herdsmen, predominantly living in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

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Gyanendra Pandey (historian)

Gyanendra Pandey (born 1949) is a historian and a founding member of the Subaltern Studies project.

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Haryana, carved out of the former state of East Punjab on 1November 1966 on linguistic basis, is one of the 29 states in India.

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Hetukar Jha

Hetukar Jha (5 March 1944-19 August 2017) was an Indian author, professor, researcher, and Fulbright Scholar.

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Hindi Belt

The Hindi Belt or Hindi Desh, sometimes referred to as the Hindi-Urdu Region, is a linguistic region in north-central India where Hindi (including its dialects) and Urdu are widely spoken.

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Hyderabad is the capital of the Indian state of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian Rebellion of 1857

The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major uprising in India between 1857–58 against the rule of the British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown.

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J. N. Singh Yadav


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Jat people

The Jat people (also spelled Jatt and Jaat) are a traditionally agricultural community in Northern India and Pakistan.

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Jāti (in Devanagari: जाति, Bengali: জাতি, Telugu:జాతి, Kannada:ಜಾತಿ, Malayalam: ജാതി, Tamil:ஜாதி, literally "birth") is a group of clans, tribes, communities and sub-communities, and religions in India.

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Jharkhand (lit. "Bushland" or The land of forest) is a state in eastern India, carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000.

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K. C. Yadav


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Karnataka also known Kannada Nadu is a state in the south western region of India.

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The Koeri (or Koiry or Koiri) are an Indian caste, found largely in Bihar, whose traditional occupation was as cultivators.

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Krishna (Kṛṣṇa) is a major deity in Hinduism.

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Kshatriya (Devanagari: क्षत्रिय; from Sanskrit kṣatra, "rule, authority") is one of the four varna (social orders) of the Hindu society.

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The Kurmi is a Hindu agricultural caste in India and Nepal.

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Land reform

Land reform (also agrarian reform, though that can have a broader meaning) involves the changing of laws, regulations or customs regarding land ownership.

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A lawyer or attorney is a person who practices law, as an advocate, attorney, attorney at law, barrister, barrister-at-law, bar-at-law, counsel, counselor, counsellor, counselor at law, or solicitor, but not as a paralegal or charter executive secretary.

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List of Yadavs

This is a list of people bearing the name Yadav, some of whom may also be members of the Yadav caste that is found mainly in India and Nepal.

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M. N. Srinivas

Mysore Narasimhachar Srinivas (1916–1999) was an Indian sociologist.

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M. S. A. Rao

Madhugiri Shyama Ananth.

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Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh (MP;; meaning Central Province) is a state in central India.

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The Mahābhārata (महाभारतम्) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Rāmāyaṇa.

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The Maratha (IAST:Marāṭhā; archaically transliterated as Marhatta or Mahratta) is a group of castes in India found predominantly in the state of Maharashtra.

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The Nair, also known as Nayar, are a group of Indian castes, described by anthropologist Kathleen Gough as "not a unitary group but a named category of castes".

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Nandvanshi is a term designating the descendants of Nanda (also known as Nandagopa).

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Nepal (नेपाल), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल), is a landlocked country in South Asia located mainly in the Himalayas but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.

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North India

North India is a loosely defined region consisting of the northern part of India.

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North-Western Provinces

The North-Western Provinces was an administrative region in British India.

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Odisha (formerly Orissa) is one of the 29 states of India, located in eastern India.

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Other Backward Class

Other Backward Class (OBC) is a collective term used by the Government of India to classify castes which are socially or educationally or economically disadvantaged.

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A pastoral lifestyle (see pastoralism) is that of shepherds herding livestock around open areas of land according to seasons and the changing availability of water and pasture.

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A peasant is a pre-industrial agricultural laborer or farmer, especially one living in the Middle Ages under feudalism and paying rent, tax, fees or services to a landlord.

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A physician, medical practitioner, medical doctor, or simply doctor is a professional who practises medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining, or restoring health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments.

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Punjab, India

Punjab is a state in northern India.

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The Puranas (singular: पुराण), are ancient Hindu texts eulogizing various deities, primarily the divine Trimurti God in Hinduism through divine stories.

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Raghunath Vithal Khedkar

Raghunath Vithal Khedkar (born 1873 in Bombay) was an Indian surgeon.

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Rajasthan (literally, "Land of Kings") is India's largest state by area (or 10.4% of India's total area).

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Rajput (from Sanskrit raja-putra, "son of a king") is a large multi-component cluster of castes, kin bodies, and local groups, sharing social status and ideology of genealogical descent originating from the Indian subcontinent.

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Sadar (festival)

Sadar is a buffalo carnival celebrated annually by the Yadav community of Hyderabad, Telangana, India as a part of Diwali.

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Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; and a former literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India.

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Sanskritisation (Indian English) or Sanskritization (American English, Oxford spelling) is a particular form of social change found in India.

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Shudra is the fourth varna, or one of the four social categories found in the texts of Hinduism.

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Susan Bayly

Susan Bayly is a Professor of Historical Anthropology in the Cambridge University Division of Social Anthropology and a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge.

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The Divine Heritage of the Yadavas

The Divine Heritage of the Yadavas (in some sources, Yadavs) is a book by Vithal Krishnaji Khedkar which describes a divine heritage from Krishna for those Hindu communities (Jātis) occupied with herding cattle and selling milk.

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Tobacco is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them.

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Unfree labour

Unfree labour is a generic or collective term for those work relations, especially in modern or early modern history, in which people are employed against their will with the threat of destitution, detention, violence (including death), compulsion, or other forms of extreme hardship to themselves or members of their families.

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Upanayana (उपनयन) is one of the traditional saṃskāras (rites of passage) that marked the acceptance of a student by a guru (teacher) and an individual's entrance to a school in Hinduism.

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Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh (IAST: Uttar Pradeś) is a state in northern India.

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Veth (India)

Veth (or Vethi or Vetti-chakiri, from Sanskrit visti), also known as Begar (from Persian), was a system of forced labour practised in pre-independence India, in which members of populace were compelled to perform unpaid work for the government.

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Vithal Krishnaji Khedkar

Vithal Krishnaji Khedkar was an Indian social reformer, one of the founders of the Prarthana Samaj in Bombay, and the author of a book later published as The Divine Heritage of the Yadavas, which was one of the earliest attempts to create a historical narrative for the Yadav caste of cowherds.

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The Vrishnis were an ancient Indian clan who were believed as the descendants of Vrishni, a descendent of Yadu.

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West Bengal

West Bengal (Paśchimbāṅga) is an Indian state, located in Eastern India on the Bay of Bengal.

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The Yadavas (literally, descended from Yadu) were an ancient Indian people who believed themselves to be descended from Yadu, a mythical king.

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Yadu is one of the five Indo-Aryan tribes (panchajana, panchakrishtya or panchamanusha) mentioned in the Rig Veda.

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A zamindar in the Indian subcontinent was an aristocrat.

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