The Muslim Kayasthas of India

  title={The Muslim Kayasthas of India},
  journal={The Oriental Anthropologist},
  pages={48 - 51}
  • Jahanara
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Sociology
  • The Oriental Anthropologist
The paper deals with one of the least known Muslim communities of India, the Kayastha Mus Ii ms. There has been little anthropological or sociological work on them. The observations made in this brief article are based upon the doctoral thesis of the authoress. The significant feature of the community is that despite their conversion to Islam, at an unknown period, they still retain some of the social and cultural elements of their pre-conversion days. Such elements are necessarily outside the… 



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