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Khatrīs and Aroṛās
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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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Hardip Singh Syan, “Khatrīs and Aroṛās”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Gurinder Mann Singh, Kristina Myrvold, Eleanor Nesbitt. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170712

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