Welcome to EverybodyWiki ! Nuvola apps kgpg.png Sign in or create an account to improve, watchlist or create an article like a company page or a bio (yours ?)...

List of General Caste in Sikhism

From EverybodyWiki Bios & Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

General Caste (also known as Forward Class, Forward Community, Forward Caste, and Open Category) is a term used in India to denote groups of people who do not qualify for any of the affirmative action schemes operated by the Government of India. These schemes are known as Reservation Benefits.[1] The caste system is liturgically unacceptable to people who practise Sikhism but is nonetheless evident in day-to-day life.[2]

Among the communities considered to be General Castes are:

  • Arora - They mainly included educated shopkeepers, money-lenders, accountants, grocers, perfume sellers, grain traders, etc.
  • Ahluwalia - They are farmers or manufacture liquors
  • Bhabra
  • Khatri - They are involved in merchant and scribe occupations[citation needed]
  • Sikh Rajput


  1. Srinivasulu, K. (September 2002). Caste & Class Articulation of Andhra Pradesh (PDF). London: Overseas Development Institute. p. 4. ISBN 0-85003-612-7. Retrieved 20 December 2011. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. Jodhka, Surinder S (11–17 May 2002). "Caste and Untouchability in Rural Punjab". Economic and Political Weekly. 37 (19): 1822. JSTOR 4412102.

This article "List of General Caste in Sikhism" is from Wikipedia. The list of its authors can be seen in its historical and/or the page Edithistory:List of General Caste in Sikhism. Articles copied from Draft Namespace on Wikipedia could be seen on the Draft Namespace of Wikipedia and not main one.

Compte Twitter EverybodyWiki Follow us on https://twitter.com/EverybodyWiki !

Farm-Fresh comment add.png You have to Sign in or create an account to comment this article !