South Asian Peoples
The Kayastha are a well-known and widely-distributed community of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Delhi and Chandigarh. Traditionally the Kayastha were considered a "writing caste", who served the ruling powers as administrators, ministers and record-keepers. There are numerous clans, subcastes, and sects within the Kayastha community.
-- K. S. Singh, People of India, Volume V. India's Communities H-M. Delhi: Oxford University Press (1998), pp. 1625-1643
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