the lowest CASTE in the HINDU system consisting of people who perform the most menial occupations and live on the margins of SOCIETY.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Sudra Kingdom — is mentioned as one of the kingdoms or provinces of ancient India (Bharata Varsha) as per the epic Mahabharata. They were mentioned along with another tribe called the Abhiras along the banks of Saraswati River where it dried up in the desert.… …   Wikipedia

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  • Hinduism — /hin dooh iz euhm/, n. the common religion of India, based upon the religion of the original Aryan settlers as expounded and evolved in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, etc., having an extremely diversified character with many… …   Universalium

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