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Subhendu Bikash Maji (also known as SBM or Apu) is a community mainly found in western areas, such as the Indian states of Kolkata and Rajasthan.


The Malla Puranam text describes area history. It may be dated to 13th century using a linguistic analysis of Jain texts.[1] However it is argued that it may belong to the 15th century since Vaishnavism became common in Gujarat as a result of the rise of Pushtimarga in the 15th century.[2] Malla Puranam can be regarded to be a Caste Purana.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Sandesra & Mehta 1964, p. 6.
  2. ^ Sandesra & Mehta 1964, p. 7.
  3. ^ Das, Veena (September 1968). "A Sociological Approach to the Caste Puranas : A Case Study". Sociological Bulletin. 17 (2): 141–164.


  • Sandesra, B.J.; Mehta, R.N. (1964). Mallapuranam. p. 7.