The Kakatiyas and Kammas Myth
I saw a photograph of a group of people in an Enginerring college conduct a caste party. Yes it is 'Caste' party for the people of same caste to get together. I was surprised to see a banner which reads 'Kakateeyula Vaarasulam ... Manam Chowdarulam' meaning 'We are the decendents of Kakatiyas, we are the Chowdaries.
I then decided to dig into this and I found this website :
It was interesting and it broke the Myth with some proof. I liked the way it put things. In Kapus he mentioned about Kapus being the decendants of Aryas, now that the theory of Aryas being in question, I wonder what is supposed to be taken as a good idea of the roots of a caste. But one thing is for sure that all the castes are a mix of many groups, so I wonder if it would bring any sense to all those who are into too much of caste politics.
To quote from the site above :
The kammas are not kakatiyas.. Now several kammas cherish a view that kakatiyas were kammas. Nothing of the sort. But actually the kammas were quite prominent during the later part of the dynasty. The kakatiyas proper themselves were descended from bonded slave labourers (as the 1000-pillar Hanmakonda inscription of a later king Kakatiya Ganapati proudly states), but they gradually rose to found a kingdom as the Kalyani Chalukya empire started breaking up. In this endeavour, the Kakatiyas were assisted by the Velamas and Reddis. In the early kakatiya times there is no trace of any kamma. During Kakatiya Ganapati's times, there was disorder and confusion in rajasthan gujarat. An accomplished soldier migrated from Dhar to Warangal and took up employment under the Kakatiyas. He soon became the commander in chief. His name was Gangeya Sahini. He is called the founder of the kayastha vamsa, and there seems to be some link to the marathi CKP community (Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhus) (e.g. Bal Thakre).