Pinjari (Hindi)

Posted: April 8, 2011 in Uncategorized

The different names like Pinjari, Bahana and Dhunia appear to be used inter changeably, for the Pinjara community in Maharashtra. The name Pinjara is derived from the word piryan. A cotton bow and dhuniafrom dhunna to card cotton. This community is divided into two sub-groups:

 (i) Teli Piryari : These people extract oil from oil seeds.

 (ii) Ghatore: These people live near the Ghat area of Chhindwara district in Madhya Pradesh.

 The literacy rate among them is low. Some are clerks in banks and posted as a tahasUdar, lecturer, daroga, businessmen,Teacher, representative in gram panchayat and panchayat samiti, private practitioners. doctors and lecturers in colleges. For health and medical care they go to a doctor and for any diseases they visit the nearby health centre.

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