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Kansabanik Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansabanik

Kansabanik/Kansari
Kuladevta (male)Vishwakarma
Kuladevi (female)Lakshmi
ReligionsHinduism
LanguagesBengali, Odia
Populated statesWest Bengal, Odisha
Family nameskansari family

Kansabanik or Kansari (Bengali: কংসবনিক, Odia: କଂସାରୀ) is a Hindu caste[1] found from West Bengal, Odisha and Assam state of India. Who are traditionally braziers and coppersmiths by profession.[2] They are one of the fourteen castes belonging to 'Nabasakh' group in Bengal.[3] Kanshabaniks are recognized as Other Backward Class by the Government of West Bengal.[4]

Varna status[edit]

Bṛhaddharma Puraṇa placed Kansabanik and other trading castes in middle-ranking Shudra category.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dipti Ray (2007). Prataparudradeva, the Last Great Suryavamsi King of Orissa (A.D. 1497 to A.D. 1540). Northern Book Centre. pp. 174–. ISBN 978-81-7211-195-3.
  2. ^ Mohanty, Ramesh P.; Biswal, Durgesh Nandini (2007). Culture, Gender and Gender Discrimination: Caste Hindu and Tribal. Mittal Publications. p. 40. ISBN 978-81-8324-199-1.
  3. ^ Sanyal, Hitesranjan (1981). Social Mobility in Bengal. Papyrus. p. 115.
  4. ^ "Anagrasarkalyan | Backward Classes Welfare Department". anagrasarkalyan.gov.in. Retrieved 2021-11-16.
  5. ^ Chakrabarti, Kunal; Chakrabarti, Shubhra (2013-08-22). Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis. Scarecrow Press. p. 116. ISBN 978-0-8108-8024-5.