Monday, April 1, 2013

Genealogy Khandwa Bilari


Sunday, March 24, 2013


Where are Turaiha located?The main population of Turaihas is located near the different rivers and lakes in Rohilkhand, Meerut, Agra, Oudh and Benares Division of Uttar Pradesh as well as Bihar and Bengal. The Turaihas are also known as Turai, Turaha, Turahiya and Turha.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

TURAIHA IS A CASTE NOT A GOTRA OF ANY HINDU CASTE.

Turaiha is a fishing related Hindu caste, mostly found in Northern Indian states of United Province, Delhi, Bihar and Bengal. Main population of Turaiha depends on rivers, fish ponds and lakes. In Rohilkhand they known as Turai, Turaha and Turahiya. As similar they found Agra, Gorakhpur, Meerut, Kandwa, Bilari, Moradabad, Oudh and Benares divisions of United Province.
The government has declared Turaiha as schedule caste since 1952, but the beneficiaries are some other majority holding schedule castes only. The main organizations of Turaihas are Bhartiya Turaiha Mahasabha (Regd.) led by Dr. Ram Swaroop Verma {Aligarh}, Akhil Bhartiya Turaiha samaaj (Regd.) headed by Dr. Ram Avtar "Madhur" (Meerut) and Turaiha Machhuaara kanyaan Parishad (Regd.) presided by Dr. Kripaal Singh Turaiha (Rampur). Akhil Bhartiya Turaiha Samaj Bilari (Regd.) presided by Dr. Ajay pal Singh turaiha Vill. Khandwa (Moradabad)UP. Suneel Kumar Turaiha Co-educator Akhil Bhartiya Turaiha Samaj Bilari (Regd.) Moradabad. (U.P.)  Vishnu Kumar Turaiha Assistant Bhartiya Turaiha Samaj Bilari (Regd.) Moradabad. (U.P.)


Introduction / History
The Turaiha are a fishermen Hindu Tribe. They are considered as a lower caste and very depressed. Most of them have no idea about their origin. As Mr. A.C. Turner (1933) states "They are an offshoot from Kahars who have a subcaste of Turai in the plains and of Turaha in the hills. They now form a distinct caste broken away from Kahars" (Census of India, 1931.)

Where are they located?
The main population of Turaihas is located near the different rivers and lakes in Rohilkhand, Meerut, Agra, Oudh and Benares Division of Uttar Pradesh as well as Bihar and Bengal. The Turaihas are also known as Turai, Turaha, Turahiya and Turha.

What are their lives like?
Turaiha people used to speak in Hindi, Bhojpuri, Matheli, Oudhi and Bengali. The chief occupation of Turaha people is fishing, cultivating Singhara (Water Nut), making handheld fans and baskets. They are some of the best fishmen in India. They catch and sell fish for their daily income.

They usually drink liquor and toddy. They eat mutton, pork, fish, tortoise and crab. Brahmans do not enter Turaiha houses. On Hindu social scales Turaiha is higher than Chamar and Bhangi. Turaiha community is near to Bhil Tribe and somewhere treated as Dheemar also.

What are their beliefs?
Turaiha are Hindu. They believe they are descended from the Sun god. The great Deity of the Turaihas is Sanichar Raja. Their main festival is held on Saturday in the month of Sawan at the asthan (Shrine) of Sanichar Raja by offering goats, pigs, kheer, grains and bread.

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List of Scheduled Castes in Uttar Pradesh



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Below of list of Scheduled Caste communities and their population according to the 2001 Census of India in Uttar Pradesh.[1]
Scheduled CastePopulation 2001Percentage of total SC Population
Agariya18,678.05%
Badhik11,142.03%
Badi11,721.03%
Baheliya118,932.3%
Baiga26,476.08%
Baiswar12,235.04%
Bajaniya1,769.005%
Bajgi640.02%
Balahar7,910.02%
Balai1,014.002%
Balmiki1,166,3833.3%
Bangali18,660.05%
Banmanus18,730.05%
Bansphor57,025.2%
Barwar13,326.04%
Basor137,013.4%
Bawariya6,054.02%
Beldar158,727.5%
Beriya27,187.08%
Bhantu8,184.02%
Bhuiya18,055.05%
Bhuiyar24,982.07%
Boria3,353.01
Chamar19,803,10656%
Chero32,405.1%
Dabgar3,638.01%
Dhangar27,619.08%
Dhanuk542,6511.5%
Dharkar94,610.3%
Dhobi2,184,2126%
Dom49,5690.14%
Domar18,053.05%
Dusadh237,181.7%
Gharami184.0005%
Ghasiya3,984.011%
Gond443,4571.3%
Gual7,330.02%
Habura4,863.014%
Hari1,719.005%
Hela40,678.12%
Kalabaz8,727.025%
Kanjar93,207.3%
Kapariya14,300.04%
Karwal16,264.05%
Khairaha3,047.008%
Kharwar (excluding Benbansi)119,248.03%
Khatik764,7652%
Kharot700
Kol331,374.9%
Kori2,000,6286%
Korwa1,594.006%
Lal Begi299.0009%
Majhwar18,2680.05%
Mazhabi3,6640.01
Musahar206,5940.6%
Nat158,3790.5%
Pankha20,354.06
Parahiya1,816.005
Pasi5,597,00216%
Patari1,716.005
Rawat109,557.3
Sahariya60,238.2
Sanaurhiya1,066
Sansiya8,639.02
Shilpkar24,757.07
Turaiha25,649.08
Total35,148,377100%
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turaiha