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 Who are Charmakars ?
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   The 'Charmakars' are broadly known as Cobblers, Shoemakers or tanners etc. Being Hindu (SC) they get their caste name hereditary and which is called  by different names in the country as per local languages, regional traditions and customs. The Charmakar is a collective name of these multitude of castes, their sub-castes and akin castes.

 
Charmakar Caste List  (Along with a link for Caste Profile)

Our information is based on resources available  in public domain. Therefore knowledgeable persons are requested to scrutinize our below given input on Caste and Sub Castes for finding omissions and mistakes. We shall be grateful if you could write us on correct and on-ground status of the Charmakar Castes in your District / State for the benefit of community people)

 
In Alphabetical Order  -

Ahirwar (अहिरवार), Asadaru (असादरु), Asodi (असोदी) ; Bairwa (बैरवा), Bambhi (बांभी), Bhambhi (भांभी), Bhambi (भांबी) ; Chamadiya (चामडिया), Chamar (चमार), Chamari (चमारी), Chambhar (चांभार), Chamgar (चमगार), Chanwar Chamar (चंवर चमार), Charmakar (चर्मकार); Dhusia (धुसिया), Dhor (ढोर), Dohor (डोहोर) ; Haralayya (हरळय्या), Harali (हराळी) ; Jatav (जाटव), Jatav Chamar (जाटव चमार), Jatava (जाटवा), Jatia (जटिया), Jatia Chamar (जटिया चमार), Jatya (जाटिया), Jhusia (झुसिया)  ; Kakkaya (कक्कय्या), Kamati Mochi (कामाटी मोची), Khalpa (खालपा) ; Machigar (माचीगार), Madar (मादर), Madig (मादिग), Mangan (मंगन), Mochi (मोची), Muchi (मुची) ; Nalia (नालीया), Nona (नोना) ; Rabidas (रबिदास), Raidas (रायदास), Raigar (रैगर), Ramdasi (रामदासी), Ramnami (रामनामी ), Ranigar (राणीगार), Ravidasi (रविदासी), Regar(रेगर), Rehgar (रेहगर, Rishi (रीषी), Rohidas (रोहीदास), Rohit (रोहित), Ruidas (रूईदास) ; Samgaar (समगार), Satnami (सतनामी), Surajyabanshi (सूरज्यबंशी), Surjyabanshi (सूर्जयावंशी), Surjyaramnami (सूर्जयारामनामी), ; Telegu Mochi (तेलगु मोची)

 

State-wise List  -
(Population % of Charmakar caste is given. It is as compared to the total population of that respective state. Max. Charmakar population is in UP-14%, Punjab-11.9%, Rajasthan-10.8%, Haryana-9.84%, M.P.-9.3%. On low trail Gujarat has 2%, Maharashtra - 1.28% and West Bengal - 1.25% )

 
North & Central India -
(Please help us to identify Charmakar Castes in your states in North & Central India)
Bihar - (5%) -
(No.6) Chamar, Mochi
 
Chandigarh -  (5.3%) -
(No.1) - Ad Dharmi, (No.9) -  Chamar, Jatia Chamar, Rehgar, Raigar, Ramdasi, Ravidasi
 

Chhattisgarh - (8%) -
(No.14) Chamar, Chamari, Bairwa, Bhambhi, Jatav, Mochi, Regar, Nona, Rohidas, Ramnami, Satnami, Surjyabanshi, Surjyaramnami, Ahirwar, Chamar, Mangan, Raidas, (No.22) Dohor

 

Delhi - (6.45%) -
(No.1)Adi-Dharmi, (No.10) Chamar, Chanwar Chamar, Jatya or Jatav Chamar, Mochi, Ramdasia, Ravidasi, Raidasi, Rehgarh or Raigar

 
Haryana - (9.84 %) -
(No.1) Ad Dharmi, (No.9) Chamar, Jatia Chamar, Rehgar, Raigar, Ramdasi, Ravidasi
 

Himachal Pradesh - (6.8%) -
 
(No.1) Ad Dharmi, (No.14)-Chamar, Jatia Chamar, Rehgar, Raigar, Ramdasi, Ravidasi, Ramdasia, Mochi

 
J & K - (4.82%) - Chamar or Ramdasia (No.4 in State SC list)
 
Jharkhand - (3.1%) - (No.5) Chamar, Mochi
 
Madhya Pradesh - (9.3 %) -
(No.14) Chamar, Chamari, Bairwa, Bhambhi, Jatav, Mochi, Regar, Nona, Rohidas, Ramnami, Satnami, Surjyabanshi, Surjyaramnami, Ahirwar, Chamar, Mangan, Raidas, (No.23) Dohor
 

Punjab - (11.9%) -
(No.1)-Ad Dharmi, (No.9)-Chamar, Jatia Chamar, Rehgar, Raigar, Ramdasi, Ravidasi

 

Rajasthan - (10.8%) -
(No.1) - Adi Dharmi, (No.5) - Bairwa, Berwa, (No.17) - Chamar, Bhambhi, Bambhi, Bhambi, Jatia, Jatav, Jatava, Mochi, Raidas, Rohidas, Regar, Raigar, Ramdasia, Asadaru, Asodi, Chamadia, Chambhar, Chamgar, Haralayya, Harali, Khalpa, Machigar, Mochigar, Madar, Madig, Telegu Mochi, Kamati Mochi, Ranigar, Rohit, Samgar

 
Uttar Pradesh - (14%) -
(No.24) Chamar, Dhusia, Jhusia, Jatava
 
Uttarakhand - (5%) -
 
(No.24) - Chamar, Dhusia, Jhusia, Jatava
 
East & North East India
(Please help us to identify Charmakar Castes in your states in East & NE India)
Arunachal Pradesh - (No.13) Muchi or Rishi
Assam - (No.13) Muchi or Rishi
Manipur - (No.3) Muchi, Ravidas
Meghalaya - (No.13) Muchi or Rishi
Mizoram - (No.13) Muchi or Rishi
Tripura - (No.4) Chamar, Muchi
Orissa - (No.19) Chamar, Mochi, Muchi, Satnami
West Bengal - (1.25%) -
 
(No.11) Chamar, Charmakar, Mochi, Muchi, Rabidas, Ruidas, Rishi
 
Western India
(Please help us to identify Charmakar Castes in your states in Western India)

Maharashtra - (1.28%)
(No.11) Bhambi, Bhambhi, Asadaru, Asodi, Chamadia,Chamar, Chamari, Chambhar, Chamgar, Haralayya, Harali, Khalpa, Machigar, Mochigar, Madar, Madig, Mochi, Telegu Mochi, Kamati Mochi, Ranigar, Rohidas, Nona, Ramnami, Rohit, Samgar, Samagara, Satnami, Surjyabanshi, Surjyaramnami; (No.18) Dhor, Kakkayya, Kankayya, Dohor

Gujarat - (2%) -
(No.4) Bhambi, Bhambhi, Asadaru, Asodi, Chamadia, Chamar, Chambhar, Chamgar, Haralayya, Harali, Khalpa, Machigar, Mochigar, Madar, Madig, Mochi, Nalia, Telegu Mochi, Kamati Mochi, Ranigar, Rohidas, Rohit, Samgar, (No.9) Dhor, Kakkayya, Kankayya

Goa - (No.2) Chambhar
Daman & Diu - (No.2) Chambhar
Dadra & Nagar Haveli - (No.2)  Chamar
 
Southern India
(Please help us to identify Charmakar Castes in your states in South India)
Andhra Pradesh -
(No.14) Chamar, Mochi, Muchi; (No.15) Chambhar; (No.19) Dhor

Karnataka -
(No.22) Bhambi, Bhambhi, Asadaru, Asodi, Chamadia, Chamar, Chambhar, Chamgar, Haralayya, Harali, Khalpa, Machigar, Mochigar, Madar, Madig, Mochi, Muchi, Telegu Mochi, Kamati Mochi, Ranigar, Rohidas, Rohit, Samgar;  (No.32) Dhor, Kakkayya, Kankayya

Kerala - (No.15) Chamar, Muchi
Tamil Nadu - (No.14) Chamar, Muchi
Telangana - (Might be same as Andhra Pradesh)
 
   State-wise population of Chamar Caste (Census 2011) - Population Percentage in respective states - 
 
  For additional information on state-wise caste list, please refer to the Census List of All India Scheduled Castes  
 

 Knowledgeable persons may kindly share information on the Reports / Recommendations submitted by various Central or State Commissions or Study Committees on Caste matters.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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