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The Kshatriyas

by Vikas Kamat
First Online: July 05, 2009
Page Last Updated: October 31, 2016

The Kshatriyas are the warrior and ruling class of communities according the four layered Varna system prevalent in India in the post-Vedic period. Both the great Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata revolve around Kshatriya leaders.

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A Kshatriya Warrior

 

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