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Khatrīs and Aroṛās
(5,900 words)

The Khatrīs and the Aroṛās are two of the smallest but perhaps the most prominent caste groups in the Sikh community. As in this case, they are occasionally placed together because both caste groups are historically primarily occupied by trade and comme…

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Singh Syan, Hardip, “Khatrīs and Aroṛās”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Editor-in-Chief Knut A. Jacobsen. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2017

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