Tamboli

Who are they? The Tamboli are also known as Tambuli, Tamuli or Tamli. Tamboli has been derived from the Sanskrit word tambul meaning betel leaf…

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Kahar

Who are they? The Kahar were once palanquin bearers. As the palanquin is not used anymore, the Kahar carry water for upper castes for weddings,…

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Dhanuk

Who are they? The word Dhanuk is thought to derive from the Sanskrit dahnushka, meaning archer, or from the Hindi dhan (grain), alluding to cleaning…

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Beldar

Who are they? The Beldar, also known as Lonia, are construction workers who till, dig and carry earth and supply bricks, clay and sand to…

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