This article is an extract from
THE CASTES AND TRIBES
H. E. H. THE NIZAM'S DOMINIONS
SYED SIRAJ UL HASSAN
Of Merton College, Oxford, Trinity College, Dublin, and
Middle Temple, London.
One of the Judges of H. E. H. the Nizam's High Court
of Judicature : Lately Director of Public Instruction.
THE TlMES PRESS
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Pannase— also found in the District of Bir. Their origin is thus given : —
There was a Deshastha Brahman who had in a dream seen a store of wealth. When he awoke he actually went to the place he had seen in his dream and dug out the earth, but, to his great surprise, found there nothing but coal. The coal he had thus secured was kept in an open place for sale. A certain Mahar girl, while passing that way, noticed this and whispered into her mother's ear that the coal was nothing but go!(5. The man overheard her con- Versalion, called the girl's mother to him and asked her to give the girl to him for Rs. 200 or so. Thus the girl was purchased and kept by him in his shop. Every piece of coal she touched was changed into gold, which was afterwards disposed of by him, and by this means the man made a great fortune. The girl was beautiful and the man fell in love with her.