Query: Brahmins and Vedic Schools.

Allen Thrasher athr at loc.gov
Mon Nov 25 14:48:30 UTC 1996

You might try the various "Castes and Tribes" books put out by the
government of British India and some of the princely states.

Allen W. Thrasher
Senior Reference Librarian
Southern Asia Section
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4814
tel. (202) 707-5600
fax  (202) 707-1724
email: athr at loc.gov

On Sat, 23 Nov 1996, Anshuman Pandey wrote:

> I am wondering whether there exists some sort of text or source which
> provides details as to which vedic school a certain clan within a
> certain brahmanical community (specifically: Kanaujiyas, Sarayuparis)
> belonged.
> In regards to the Kanaujiyas and the Sarayuparis, there exist for these
> communities documents called 'vanshavalis', but I simply cannot get ahold
> of these documents. Surprisingly, the copy of the 'vanshavali' of the
> Kanaujiyas is missing from the libraries here. It seems that even in Uttar
> Pradesh - stronghold of these two groups - such documents are a rare find.
> I immensely appreciate any leads or references to sources where I could
> examine this issue in a greater light and in a more detailed manner.
> Thank you.
> Regards,
> Anshuman Pandey

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