Definition of Shudra in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsudrə/


(also Sudra)
  • A member of the worker caste, lowest of the four Hindu castes.

    ‘If a Shudra intentionally hears the recitation of the Veda let his ears be filled with melted zinc.’
    • ‘After his death, a Shudra king Hubbasiga started hectoring the Brahmins and some of them left Tulu nadu again.’
    • ‘The ruler belonged to Rai dynasty, a Shudra king, who was usurped by a Brahmin named Chach.’


From Sanskrit śūdra.