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History Origin

Origin The Reddys do not constitute a ethnic group, really. There are several strands which go to make the Reddys of today. They appear to be basically Deccan plateau inhabitants, which includes Maharashtra, karnataka and Andhra of today. Another point to note, in several areas the term Reddiywas treated as a sort of title for anyone who was appointed as village headman. Usually this meant a soldier, who got along fine with the other headmen. Gradually the descendants would be absorbed into the larger Reddy grouping. The earliest reference we have to anyone resembling the Reddys are the Rathis and
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History of Reddys

Reddy Community History The largest single community group in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana today is of the Reddy community. The name is also written in english as Reddy. They are found all over Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and the neighbouring states. Reddys are considered traditional village headmen. The duties of headmen included the collection of tax, guarding the village and basically representing the village in dealing with outsiders or even the government. Physically they are very well built and strong, ’solid farmer stock’ according to some english observers, and they retain a residual military -aristocratic tradition. (In short they are upper
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