Indian Vaisha merchants. ;French; lithograph; India; By Marlet 1828.

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Indian Vaisha merchants. ;French; lithograph; India; By Marlet 1828. Vaisha are one of the four Varna's of the Hindu social order. Hindu religious texts assigned Vaisha to traditional roles in agriculture and cattle-rearing but over time they came to be landowners, traders and money-lenders.