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Varshney (वार्ष्णेय) is an Indian family name.[1][2] Alternative names for the group include Barahseni[3] and Bara-Saini.[4] They were traditionally traders and substantial landowners.[5]

Notable people with this name include:

Fictional characters


  1. ^ Bulbul Sharma (2013). Muslims in Indian Cities. HarperCollins Publishers India. p. 96. ISBN 978-93-5029-555-7.
  2. ^ Sebastian Schwecke (2012). New Cultural Identitarian Political Movements in Developing Societies: The Bharatiya Janata Party. Routledge. p. 117. ISBN 978-1-136-84657-1.
  3. ^ Brass, Paul R. (2011). The Production of Hindu-Muslim Violence in Contemporary India. University of Washington Press. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-295-80060-8.
  4. ^ A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West, Volume 2 By H.A. Rose, p.61
  5. ^ William Crook, Tribes and Castes of North Western Provinces and Oudh, Volume I, pages 177–8
  6. ^ Sanghi, Ashwin. The Krishna Key, chapter 46. Westland Publishers 2012.