[INDOLOGY] query: 18 ;sre.nii jaatis

Ashok Aklujkar ashok.aklujkar at gmail.com
Sun Oct 6 19:14:32 UTC 2013

I earlier wrote: "The listed business communities could have had distinctive turbans or headdresses.< Another possibility is that all of them or almost all of them customarily wore some kind of turban or head covering (not necessarily a distinctive one for each of them).

The people mentioned are only *relatively* hiina or 'lower, inferior' They are not in the lowest stratum.Having a headdress could have served to distinguish them.

It is very common in the listed communities even today in India  to have a cap or turban on the head. 


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