Zamindar Mina

Zamindar Mina

The Zamindar Meenas are a clan of the state of Rajasthan in northern India, and are its most populous group, numbering over 20 million. They speak the Dhundari language and write in the Devanagari script.

They are traditionally connected with the farming profession, and are considered to be economically prosperous. According to the book "People of India" by Kumar Suresh Singh, the Zamindar Meenas enjoys the highest status among all Meena groups. They claim a Kshatriya status equivalent to that of the Rajputs. In the local socio-ritual hierarchy they enjoy a clean caste status. According to the book "Rajasthan" by Pauline Lynden, the Zamindar Minas are wealthy landowners who are vegetarian Hindus.

Clans of Zamindar Meenas

References

* cite book
first = Kumar Suresh| last = Singh
title = People of India
publisher = Popular Prakashan
date = 1998
isbn = 8171547699

*cite book
first = Pauline | last = Lynden
title = Rajasthan
publisher = Collage
date = 2003
isbn = 9782843234460

External links

* [http://meenasamaj.com Meena Samaj]

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