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Kunjra

Summary
The Kunjra (Urdu: کُنجڑا) (pronounced as Koonjrda or Koonjda) are a community found in North India, Central India and Nepal. They are also known as Sabzi Farosh or Mewa Farosh. Kunjra, by definition, means a vegetable seller or greengrocer. It denotes an occupation rather than a caste. History and origin The Kunjra are a community associated with Farming. The name of the community is derived from Sanskrit word kunj, which means bower. According to Gazetteer Punjab, they claim descent from Raja Kunjpal, the Raja of Kunjah town lies in the Gujrat district of Punjab province, that is now in Pakistan. Present circumstances The community is urban based, and buys vegetables from other communities such as the Kurmi, Murao and Kachhi. They are included in the Other backward caste category in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Delhi. Distribution The Kunjra are found throughout North India, with large numbers found in Uttar Pradesh and Madh
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