Kalwar or kallar or kalal, Sehore are a caste found in Rajasthan and Punjab and other parts of north central India. The name of the community, Kalwar, is derived from the Sanskrit word 'kalyapala', meaning distiller of liquor; from ancient times until the British period the Kalwar were largely occupied in making fermented liquor in small pot-stills. They are found in Hindu, Muslim and Sikh section of the society. Muslim Kalwars are known as Raankis. The Kalwar are an endogamous group of people (they do not marry outsiders) divided into exogamous clans, i.e. matrimony outside the 'gotra' or clan is permitted. Some of their gotras in Uttar Pradesh are Durga, Batham, Gulor and Gungwar. In Bihar and West Bengal a number of families have been identified with roots that indicate their ancestry to Kalwar thus regulating marriage alliance. The Kalwar gotra in Bihar are like Biyahut or Bhojpuri, Jaiswar or Ajodhyagari, Banodhia, Khalsa and Deswar. In Chhattisgarh a division of the Kalwar is that of the Dandasenas or "Stick Carriers." Adult marriages and monogamy are the rule within the Kalwar community. Among Kalwar matrimony between closely related persons is forbidden, however, child marriage is permitted. In Bihar marriage within the same village is not allowed. Marriages are arranged by negotiation and a priest officiates at the ceremony. After marriage, the couple resides with or near the husband's family. The symbols of marriage for Hindu women are vermilion in the mid-head hair parting, toe rings and black bangles. Remarriage is socially permissible except among the Biyahut Kalwar.