A question about kumbhAr caste

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan Palaniappa at AOL.COM
Tue Jun 23 21:58:58 UTC 1998

Thanks to all those who responded to this query. Now if I can ask for another
favor. Does anybody know the etymology for a Maratha caste by the name kunbi?
Thanks in advance.

S. Palaniappan

In a message dated 98-06-21 16:04:27 EDT, mmdesh at UMICH.EDU writes:

 The word kumbhAr is Marathi is from Sanskrit kumbhakAra "potter, maker of
 pots".  The Marathi word refers to the caste of potters.
         Madhav >>

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