Category Archives: People of HP

Caste system in Himachal Pradesh

By | November 6, 2016

Koli – Kolis are believed to have sprung from abandoned Kanets who volunteered to remove carcasses in the absence of Chamar when disease claimed the lives of large number of cattle. In the Shivalik Hills Kolis call themselves New Rajput or Kshatriya. Chamar – Traditional leather workers are called Chamar. It is a widely spread… Read More »

Ancient and Modern Tribes of Himachal Pradesh

By | November 6, 2016

Ancient tribes of Himachal Pradesh: Dasas (Dasyu) – Inhabitant of Shivalik Hills during the Pre-Vedic period. Chamuri, Dhuni, Pipru and Sushna were powerful chiefs of Dasas. Dasas were accepted into the Aryan fold due to the constant efforts of Rishi Vishwamitra and Rishi Bhardwaj. Khasas – Inhabitant of Shimla, Sirmaur, parts of Kullu and Kinnaur… Read More »

Popular Names of Places & Personalities of Himachal Pradesh

By | November 6, 2016

In our previous posts, we talked about the Mountain Peaks and Mountain Passes & Jots of Himachal Pradesh. Today we talk about the Popular names of Places & Personalities of Himachal Pradesh. Himachal and its personalities have been related to many popular places and people of India. Like the town of Mandi is popularly known as… Read More »