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MAHAR

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 395 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MAHAR, the name of a servile caste in the Deccan, India. Their special function, apart from that of scavenger, is to act as village watchman, as guardian of the village boundaries, and as public messenger. In some parts they are also weavers of coarse cotton cloth. In 19or their total number in all India was just under three millions.
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