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Pasi (caste)

Regions with significant populations
  • India
  • Nepal
Related ethnic groups
Turuk Pasi

The Pasi are a caste found in India, in the states of Bihar, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. A small number of Pasi are also found in the Terai region of Nepal. They are one of the Scheduled caste but not Untouchables. Pasi are now classified as a Scheduled Caste under modern India's system of positive discrimination. They are found in the northern Indian states of Bihar, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh as well in the Terai region of Nepal.[1][2]

Present circumstances

They are a community of small peasant farmers. Many have started to migrate to cities, and are now engaged in businesses, private and government service and industrial labour.[3]

In Bihar, the Pasi are also known as the Chaudhary. The community were traditionally connected with toddy tapping. They are found throughout Bihar, and speak the Magadhi dialect of Hindi. They have four sub-divisions, namely the Tirsulia, Gaiduha, Kamani and Byadha. In addition to toddy tapping, the community now are also involved in a number of activities such as petty business.[4]

See also


External links

  • Pasi community websitesv:Pasi


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