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Raj Bhansi

Raj-Bhansi (i.e. "sons of kings"), the title assumed by numerous Hinduised aborigines of Kutch-Bebar, Bengal, who claim to be Aryans of the Kshatrya (warrior) caste, but who are really a branch of the Koch race (q.v.) dominant in the Lower Ganges basin before the arrival of the Aryans; the genealogies of the local "rajas" showing Aryan descent are all fabrications. The Maharaja, paramount lord of all the Baj-Bhansi, has married the daughter of Kishab Chandra Sen, founder of the Brahmo-Somaj deistic sect. In Assam there is an agricultural caste specially known as Raj-Bhansi, who are also of Koch descent, and who number about 110,000.

“God is a skilful physician. He knows what is best. God observes the several tempers of men, and knows what will work most effectually. Some are of a more sweet disposition, and are drawn by mercy: others are more rugged and knotty pieces: these God deals with in a more forcible way. Some things are kept in sugar, some in brine. God doth not deal alike with all, he hath trials for the strong, and cordials for the weak.”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial