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Hinduism - Who Are The Mahar Among Jatis?


Traditional Indian society was made up of jatis ("births"), which were endogamous subgroups (i.e., marriages were only permitted between members of the same group by law).

The group's hereditary occupation, over which each group had a monopoly, was how these jatis were structured (and how their social rank was decided).

In Maharashtrian civilization, the Mahars were an untouchable jati, providing various tasks and labor for the landlord communities.

Chokamela, a medieval bhakti poet, and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, a contemporary lawyer and social reformer, are two Mahars who are well-known.


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