KAYASTH , the writercaste of
See also:Northern India, especially numerous and influential in Bengal . In 1901 their
See also:total number in all India was more than two millions . Their claim to be Kshattriyas who have taken to clerical
See also:work is not admitted by the Brahmans . Under
See also:rule they learnt Persian, and filled many important offices . They are now eager students of
See also:English, and have supplied not only several
See also:judges to the high
See also:court but also the first
See also:Hindu to be a member of the
See also:governor-general's council . In Bombay their place is taken by the Prabhus, and in
See also:Assam by the Kalitas (Kolitas); in
See also:Southern India there is no distinct clerical caste .
KAYAK, or CAYAK
SIR JOHN WILLIAM KAYE (1814-1876)
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