From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
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By Jit Majumdar
- rogue; outcaste; robber
- the tribal people (mostly forest dwellers) of ancient India who were looked upon as enemies and wicked beings and irreligious or impious beings by the Āryan or Vedic society, and which therefore came to be used as a derogatory term.