Who is Kayasthas?

Kayastha (also referred to as Kayasth) denotes a cluster of disparate Indian communities broadly categorised by the regions of the Indian subcontinent in which they were traditionally located—the Chitraguptavanshi Kayasthas of North India, the Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhus of Maharashtra and the Bengali Kayasthas of …

How many types of kayastha are there?

The Kayastha caste is divided into 12 sub-castes….

Subdivisions Bengali Kayastha, Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu and Chitraguptavanshi Kayastha

Are Kayasthas considered a forward caste?

Kayasthas are considered a Forward Caste, as they do not qualify for any of the reservation benefits allotted to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes that are administered by the Government of India. These Chitraguptavanshi Kayasthas of United Provinces, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh,…

What is the meaning of Kayastha?

Kayastha (also referred to as Kayasth or Kayeth) is a group consisting of a cluster of several different castes (or sub-groups) of different origin in India. Kayasthas have traditionally acted as scribes, keepers of public records and accounts, and administrators of the state. Since as early as the dawn of Medieval India,…

What is Chitraguptavanshi Kayastha?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Chitraguptavanshi Kayastha, also referred as North Indian Kayastha, is a subgroup of Hindus of the Kayastha community that are mainly concentrated in the Hindi Belt of North India.

What is the history of Kayastha in Bengal?

In Bengal, during the reign of the Gupta Empire beginning in the 4th century, when systematic and large-scale colonisation by Indo-Aryan Kayasthas and Brahmins first took place, Kayasthas were brought over by the Guptas to help manage the affairs of state.