Monday, September 19, 2016

Sahil

Sahil (Sanskrit: साहिल , Bengali: সাহিল ) was a Brahmin (Brahmana) who lived around 920 CE in  Tarkari in Sravsati region of North Bengal (West Bengal and Islamic Bangladesh). 

He belonged to a Brahmin family renowned for its scholarship1. His father was Pashupati.

The Silimpur Stone Slab inscription of 1087 CE talks about this family. His son was Manoratha.

References

(1) Migrant Brahmanas in Northern India, Swati Datta, Motilal Banarasidas, 1989

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