mazhbi

mazhbi

(ˈmæzbɪ)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a Sikh who formerly belonged, or whose ancestors belonged, to the Hindu scavenger caste
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The scheme devised by Sir O'Moore Creagh outlined 'to give commissions in a specially organised Indian regiment to men drawn from the landowning classes of the fighting races.'29 Even the Mazhbi Sikh soldiers, who did not come from martial races, demonstrated tremendous gallantry in the action at Jebel Hamrin and in the battle of 'Black Hill', and their names will remain forever in the annals of military history.30
30 Maj (Dr) DB Sharma, The Mazhbi Sikh Soldiers, Journal of the United Service Institute of India 116, (486) 1986, pp.