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Raghvendra Dubey from SAKET MGM SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL, asked a question
Subject: Social Science , asked on 3/3/12

Why were the Kalangs of Java known as a community of skilled forest cutters???


Reecha Upadhyay , Meritnation Expert added an answer, on 3/3/12

The Kalangs were a skilled community of woodcutters and shifting cultivators. They were considered valuable due to their skills that were required to harvest teak and engage in other construction activities. Their value can be gauged from the fact that when the Mataram kingdom of Java split in 1755, the 6000 Kalang families were equally divided between the kingdoms.

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Roshni Surendran From Apeejay School, added an answer, on 3/3/12
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the kalangs of java were a community of skilled forest cutters and shifting cultivators without whose expertise  , it wa difficultto harvest teak and for the kings to build there palaces......


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