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(From The Economic Times)
: For the Bhumihars, a landowning upper caste localised mainly in Bihar, these are very difficult times. A community which played a glorious role in the freedom movement and the zamindari-abolition agitation is today fighting hard to maintain its identity.
Having produced the first chief minister of the state in the post-independence era, the community, like the other upper castes, is now struggling to maintain its relevance in the political space. A community which delivered luminaries such as Dr Shrikrishna Sinha, Sir Ganesh Dutt, Chandrashekhar Singh, Ram Dayalu Singh, Shyam Nandan Mishra, Langat Singh in the field of politics, …