Art. XII.—The Chenchwars; a wild Tribe, inhabiting the Forests of the Eastern Ghauts

Captain Newbold
1846 Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland  
Since the year 1836 I have occasionally come in contact with a singular half-savage race of aborigines in Southern India, and have lately sent them a few questions, which, with their answers, I have the pleasure to forward to the Society. The information, though scanty, ia full of interest, as relating to the remnants of one of the many races that inhabited India prior to the Brahmanical invasion, by which it is more than probable they were compelled to flee to the rocks and caves for shelter,
more » ... caves for shelter, stigmatised in Hindu annals as demons and rakshasas.
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