World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Kachar

Article Id: WHEBN0029444410
Reproduction Date:

Title: Kachar  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Indian Muslim, Khalifa (caste), Rayeen, Hiranbaz, Shaikhda
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Kachar

The Kachar are a Muslim community found in the state of Maharashtra in India. They are also known as Kachera or Shishgar[1]

Origin

The Kachar get their name from the word Hindi word kanch, which means glass, and the Kachar were historically involved in the manufacture of glass bangles. Little is known about the origin this community, other than the fact the earliest references to the community date from at least the 18th Century. They are found throughout Maharashtra, and speak the Dakhani dialect of Urdu.[2] but some of this castes peoples are wrote his surmane kacher also...

Present circumstances

The Kachar are still involved in the manufacture and selling of glass bangles. Some Kachar are also work as daily wage labourers. Their economic situation is bleak, as there is little profit in bangle making. As one of the smaller Muslim community in Maharashtra, they have little political influence. There settlement usually contains a caste council, which deals with issues of community welfare. The Kachar intermarry with some neighbouring Muslim communities such as the Attar, Faqir and Pinjara, although most marriages are within the community. They are entirely Sunni Muslim, although they incorporate a few folk beliefs.

See also

References

  1. ^ People of India Maharshtra Volume XXX Part Two edited by B.V Bhanu, B.R Bhatnagar, D.K Bose, V.S Kulkarni and J Sreenath pages 873-881
  2. ^ People of India Maharshtra Volume XXX Part Two edited by B.V Bhanu, B.R Bhatnagar, D.K Bose, V.S Kulkarni and J Sreenath pages 873-881
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.