Chapter

The chaptalization of a book is always a major challenge. More so if the book is of encyclopaedic nature. It is in tune with the title of the book, Kayasth: An Encyclopaedia of Untold Stories. A lot of collective thought has got into selecting these untold stories, but still no claim is made that they are exhaustive. For example, it is a highly migratory community, yet we have not been able to include non-resident Kayasthas settled abroad. However, the fact that we are conscious of such non-inclusions suggest the study is illustrative, not exhaustive.

  • Inspiration: Swamy Vivekanand on Kayasth legacy
  • Varna status of Kayasthas
  • The cyclical grand narrative
  • Linear evolution of the writer class
  • Inter-state migration and subcastes
  • Kayasthas in different Indian States
  • Nuances of Kayastha Culture
  • The Kayasth Cuisines
  • Kaithi Script
  • Shri Chitragupta Temples in India
  • Kayasthas in India’s freedom struggle
  • The Hall of Fame
  • Shri Chitragupta worship and rituals
  • Identity Symbols of Kayasthas