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Rajput Garasia Community

The Rajput Garasia are dispersed throughout the forest areas of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Dungri Garasia, an Indo-Aryan language belonging to the Bhil sub-group, is their language. The Rajput Garasia are the descendants of the Rajputs who married Bhil women.

Mostly vegetarians, maize is the staple food grown by all families. Many also depend on forest produce. Usually the Rajput Garasia live in one-room houses made with mud and bamboo walls. Those with more money build flat tiled roofs, while the poorer people still use thatch. Houses are usually built on the slopes of hills with their fields extending out in front. A guest house is usually built opposite the house of the "headman" of the village.

The Rajput Garasia practise ethnic religions, and they worship their horses, the sun and their swords.

Updated on 11th September, 2014


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