The Tribes and Castes of Bombay, Volume 1
A comprehensive and authoritative work that describes the history, caste, custom and manners of the various groups of people that inhabit the then Presidency of Bombay (it included, apart from Maharastra, large tracts of the Deccan, Konkan and Gujarat). The tribes are listed alphabetically and the work is enclosed in 3 volumes. This work was commenced on the orders of the British Indian Government ion 1901. It was first published in 1922.
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Abhiras Ahirs allowed to marry ancestors Berads Bhandaris Bhangias Bhatias Bhats Bhils Bhois Bohoras Bombay boy's father Brahman priest Brahmans bride and bridegroom buried called caste castemen Charans chief mourner chiefly Chitpavans clothes cocoanut Cutch dead death Deccan deceased deities descendants Deshasth devak Dhangars Dhedas district divorce drink liquor endogamous endogamous divisions exogamous father's sister's feast females flesh follow the Hindu fowls Gavlis girl girl's father girl's house goats goddess gods gotra grains Gujarat Havik head Hindu law husband India intermarry Kanara Kathiawar Khandesh Khandoba Kolis Konkan Kshatris Kshatriya Kunbis Lingayat Mahars males Maratha marriage marriage ceremony marry two sisters mother Musalman Nagar numbering occupation offer origin Panch party performed polyandry polyandry is unknown Polygamy Rajput red powder religion rice robe round Sarasvat Satara Shiva sub-division surnames synonym temple tribe turmeric Vaishnavs village wear widow remarriage widows is permitted wife woman women worship