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T. N. Madan

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198069409

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.001.0001

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Kashmiri Pandits: History and Social Organization

Kashmiri Pandits: History and Social Organization

(p.13A) 2 Kashmiri Pandits: History and Social Organization
The Hindu Householder

T. N. Madan

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the history and social organization of the Kashmiri Pandits. It begins with an overview of the Hindus of Kashmir covering population statistics, Pandits domiciled outside Kashmir, and Kashmiri Brahmans under early Muslim rule. It then discusses Pandit subscastes covering status and territorial distinctions among the ‘karkun’ and kinship and marriage among the Pandits.

Keywords:   Hindus, Kashmir, Pandits, Kashmiri Brahmans, subcastes, karkun, kinship, marriage

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