Saturday, July 2, 2022

The People



The profession whose members stand highest for respectability and skill is medicine. Bihari medical men are among the best in India. The typical businessman in Bihar is generally a Bania, a Marwari or a Punjabi. In some cases, a person educated in a commercial college embarks his career as his father's assistant in the shop. He earns a far larger income than the majority of professional men. Bihari businessmen are very practical and utilitarian to a fault. 

Another important profession in Bihar is the bar. The purely professional lawyers and advocates are as a rule honest, hard working and respectable men, leading quiet uneventful lives and are loyal to their clients. There is a little distinction between the upper middle class and the lower class. This in its turn lapses imperceptibly into the lowest strata society - the peasant and the artisan.