manubhav temple desecrations & Peshwa suppression of them pg 35 footnote 21

http://hermes-ir.lib.hit-u.ac.jp/rs/bitstream/10086/8053/24/HJeco0090100320.pdf

STATE AND CASTE SYSTEM (JATI) IN THE EIGHTEENTH
CENTURY MARATHA KlNGDOM*

21 SSRPD, vol. 8, No. 1128. This is Manbhan sect that was prohibited from missionary activities and
whose members were declared to lose their caste by the Government in June of 1782 for the reason that
they destroyed Hindu temples and idols, shaved their heads in their own way, and wore their own
special clothes. Regarding the sect, see I. M. P. Raeside: “A Bibllographical Index of Mahanubhava
Works in Marathi,” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studles, University of London, vol.