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India: Bhandari Street

Categories: South Asia, India, History

Mumbai Magic [1] on a community after seeing it as part of a street name. “I was hanging around, saying goodbye to my guest, when I spotted this road sign – Bhandari Street. I knew that the Bhandaris were among the earliest settlers in Mumbai. Raja Bhimdev, who ruled this area in the 13th century, created a capital city at Mahim (Mahikawati). With him came the Bhandaris. The Bhandaris in Raja Bhimdev's employ were originally toddy tappers. “