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D K Chaudhary

Born and brought up in a village of Himachal Pradesh, the author of this book D K Chaudhary is a serving IPS officer of Himachal Pradesh and belongs to the community about which the book is written. The vacuum of authenticated information about the Ghrit caste among the different social groups as well within the Ghrit community compelled D K Chaudhary to pursue his efforts to trace the origin of the caste. This work involved research as well as his firsthand knowledge about the Ghrits, combined with already existing information. Though the author comes from an educational background of biological sciences and with an unrelated job profile, his quest to trace the roots of the Ghrit community has led him to venture into the arena of social studies. The well-reasoned and researched book, The Ghrits: A Demographic Uniqueness of Kangra is the result of the author’s conviction to bring forth the lesser known tribe of the Kangra hills.  

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A Demographic Uniqueness of Kangra

Books by D K Chaudhary

The Ghrits inhabiting the Kangra Valley is a demographic uniqueness of the Kangra hills. An ICS officer in 1848 described the Ghrits (Ghirath) physiognomy as peculiar to the Kangra hills. Throughout the country this caste is found only in Kangra hills of Himachal Pradesh. Many people believe that Ghrit is a puranic caste and the Ghrits are the original inhabitants of Trigarta of the Mahabharta period, which also led to locate the Trigarta in Kangra. However, t

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