|"Calcutta Kayasth", from a 19th Century book|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Hindi, Assamese, Maithili, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, and Oriya|
Hindus believe that Lord Brahma created the world. He then created 16 sons from different parts of his body. His 17th son, Shree Chitraguptjee, was created from his mind and soul. He is the only son to be made from the whole body, not just parts. In human form he is called kayastha, kaya meaning whole. Kayastha's have two roles in the caste system, as Kshatriya (a warrior) and Brahmin (a learned person or scribe). The Kayastha caste is divided into 12 sub-castes.