The Banjara sub-cast Dahlia serves as musicians and bards in Banjara Tandas directly under the Tanda king (nayak). This cast is also reserved for manual labor. In ancient Israel the descendants of Delaiah had the same function under the king of Judah. Nehemiah 7: 60-61 The List of the Exiles Who Returned: The temple servants and descendants of the servants of Solomon. 392, The following came up from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer, but they could not show that their families were descended from Israel. The descendants of Delaiah, Tobias and Nekoda. 642. Nehemiah 11: 22-23 The chief officer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mika. Uzzi was one of Asaph’s descendants, who were the musicians responsible for the service of the house of God. The musicians were under the king’s orders, which regulated their daily activity.
The 642 descendants of temple musicians could not prove the location of their pre-exile Israeli house, and ran the risk of being sent back to Babylon, now conqured by the Achaemenid Persian empire. They could face another exile, just like Levites who had married Persians. Truly «Lost sheep of Israel». It can be argued the two names of Delaiah and Dhalia do not match. But so does their functioning before their kings. Keep in mind that they lived three thousand years apart, and we have moved across many language barriers. Related to the perfect match of the Levite and temple musician Bukkiah, this is just another amazing rediscovery.