Maharashtrian Brahmin

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Maharashtrian Brahmins are Brahmin communities native to the Indian state of Maharashtra.wikipedia
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Brahmin

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Maharashtrian Brahmins are Brahmin communities native to the Indian state of Maharashtra.
The Deccan sultanates also heavily recruited Marathi Brahmins at different levels of their administration During the days of Maratha Empire in the 17th and 18th century, the occupation of Marathi Brahmins ranged from administration, being warriors to being de facto rulers

Karhade Brahmin

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Together, these divisions comprise members of various gotras, being the Deshastha, Chitpavan, Karhade, Saraswat and Devrukhe. Bal Gangadhar Tilak believed that the Deshastha, Chitpawan and Karhade should get united.
Karhaḍe Brahmins are a sub-caste of Maharashtrian Brahmins.

Deshastha Brahmin

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Together, these divisions comprise members of various gotras, being the Deshastha, Chitpavan, Karhade, Saraswat and Devrukhe. Bal Gangadhar Tilak believed that the Deshastha, Chitpawan and Karhade should get united.
The Maharashtrian Brahmins are about 10% of the population in Maharashtra.

Devrukhe

Together, these divisions comprise members of various gotras, being the Deshastha, Chitpavan, Karhade, Saraswat and Devrukhe.
Devrukhe Brahmins are one of five sub-castes of Maharashtrian Brahmins.

Chitpavan

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Together, these divisions comprise members of various gotras, being the Deshastha, Chitpavan, Karhade, Saraswat and Devrukhe. Bal Gangadhar Tilak believed that the Deshastha, Chitpawan and Karhade should get united.
The Chitpavan Brahmin or Kokanastha Brahmin (i.e., "Brahmins native to the Konkan") is a Hindu Maharashtrian Brahmin community inhabiting Konkan, the coastal region of the state of Maharashtra in India.

Kunbi

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Gail Omvedt concludes that during the British era, the overall literacy of Brahmins and CKPs was overwhelmingly high as opposed to the literacy of others such as the Kunbis and Marathas.
Like numerous other communities such as the Mahar, Mehra, Bhil, Koli, and the Brahmin groups, the Kunbi perceive themselves as an indigenous community.

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak believed that the Deshastha, Chitpawan and Karhade should get united.
In the case of Deshasthas, Chitpawans and Karhades, he encouraged these three Maharashtrian Brahmin groups to give up "caste exclusiveness" and intermarry.

Maharashtra

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Maharashtrian Brahmins are Brahmin communities native to the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Marathi language

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The former people are the Marathi-speaking Brahmins of the Deccan Plateau and the latter are those who speak Konkani and inhabit the coastal lowlands between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, also known as Konkan division.

Deccan Plateau

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The former people are the Marathi-speaking Brahmins of the Deccan Plateau and the latter are those who speak Konkani and inhabit the coastal lowlands between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, also known as Konkan division.

Konkani language

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The former people are the Marathi-speaking Brahmins of the Deccan Plateau and the latter are those who speak Konkani and inhabit the coastal lowlands between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, also known as Konkan division.

Western Ghats

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The former people are the Marathi-speaking Brahmins of the Deccan Plateau and the latter are those who speak Konkani and inhabit the coastal lowlands between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, also known as Konkan division.

Arabian Sea

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The former people are the Marathi-speaking Brahmins of the Deccan Plateau and the latter are those who speak Konkani and inhabit the coastal lowlands between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, also known as Konkan division.

Konkan division

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The former people are the Marathi-speaking Brahmins of the Deccan Plateau and the latter are those who speak Konkani and inhabit the coastal lowlands between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, also known as Konkan division.

Gotra

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Together, these divisions comprise members of various gotras, being the Deshastha, Chitpavan, Karhade, Saraswat and Devrukhe.

Saraswat Brahmin

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Together, these divisions comprise members of various gotras, being the Deshastha, Chitpavan, Karhade, Saraswat and Devrukhe.

Deccan sultanates

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During the era of the Deccan sultanates, when few people in the region shared the Muslim faith of its rulers, Maharashtrian Brahmins were significant recruits to administrative roles and as tax collectors.

Maratha Empire

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They were also administrators during the period of the Maratha Empire, spanning the 17th and 18th centuries, when some Chitpavans also emerged as peshwas and thus the de facto rulers.

Peshwa

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They were also administrators during the period of the Maratha Empire, spanning the 17th and 18th centuries, when some Chitpavans also emerged as peshwas and thus the de facto rulers.

Matha

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Many Marathi brahmin came to the city to live as pious scholars with patronage from wealthy benefactors.Others had connections with Mughal courtiers; Many were associated with the wealthy monastic institutions in the city;Learned Marathi brahmins in the city also served as jurors in religious disputes originating

East India Company

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John Roberts has argued that from the time of the Maratha Empire and into the period when the British East India Company was forming the administrative unit of the Bombay Presidency, they were mostly urban dwellers, along with other non-Brahmin clerical castes, and shunned trading roles.

Bombay Presidency

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John Roberts has argued that from the time of the Maratha Empire and into the period when the British East India Company was forming the administrative unit of the Bombay Presidency, they were mostly urban dwellers, along with other non-Brahmin clerical castes, and shunned trading roles.

Vegetarianism

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Among Maharashtrian Brahmins, Deshasthas, Chitpavans and Karhades are vegetarians, whilst the Saraswats include fish in their diet.

Sharmila Rege

Sociologist Sharmila Rege writes that, as the demand of the British Raj for administrators increased and thus guided the direction of education policy, the "caste composition of the emerging intelligentsia" demonstrated how the upper castes were able to cement their socio-economic position by dominating recruitment to the available bureaucratic positions.

Elphinstone College

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For example, from 1827 to 1848, in the Elphinstone institutes of Bombay, 25 of the 152 matriculants came from lower castes, while in 1886 one Pune school registered 911 Brahmins in its roll of 982 students.