The Brahimns of Kashmir

The Kashmiri Brahmins, usually called Pait,constitute one single group,the Kåśmīra Bråhmaa,without any real subdivisions. They form, according to Bühler,the first Indologist to visit the Valley, one unified community: they ‘interdine’ and they also teach each other.But not all of them intermarry,which is the real test of belonging or not belonging to a single community.

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