A house in mohallah Rano Kolhi with kids around
A house in mohallah Rano Kolhi with kids around

Kolhi (Sindhi: ڪولهي (Perso-Arabic), कोल्ही (Devanagari)) is a subgroup of Koli community native to Sindh, Pakistan. Kolhi's mostly are Hindu but some of them are Christian and Muslim. They engage in agriculture and most of them are poor peasant's and sharecroppers.[1][2][3]

Kolhi community is said to hail from Gujarat. They migrated from there first to Kutch thence they came to Thar and Parkar. Kolhis have similar subcastes such as Thakor, Khant, Baria and Chunvalia.[4]

Notable Kolhi

See also


  1. ^ Walbridge, Linda (2012-10-12). The Christians of Pakistan: The Passion of Bishop John Joseph. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-136-13178-3.
  2. ^ Hussain, Ghulam. "INTERSECTING SOCIO-ECONOMIC ISSUES OF DALIT PEASANTS & DALIT COMMUNITIES OF SINDH".((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Hussain, Ghulam (2019-08-31). "Ethnographic Research". The Rise of Dalit Peasants: Kolhi Activism in Lower Sindh. Vol. 2. Mendeley. doi:10.17632/5sfhcztmx6.2.
  4. ^ Nadiem, Ihsan H. (2001). Thar: The Great Pakistani Desert, Land, History, People. Sindh, Pakistan: Sang-e-Meel Publications. pp. 109–11. ISBN 978-969-35-1244-1.((cite book)): CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  5. ^ "PPP clarifies reports on Krishna Kolhi | SAMAA". Samaa TV. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  6. ^ Report, Dawn (2016-08-22). "Homage paid to freedom fighter Rooplo Kolhi". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  7. ^ "Veerji Kolhi – a senior member of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)". Struggle for Hindu Existence. Retrieved 2021-01-19.