Who were the Kalangs? Mention any three characteristics of this community.
The Kalangs were a tribal community of Java. The three characteristics of this community were as follows :
- They were skilled forest cutters and shifting cultivators.
- They had a great skill in building palaces.
- They were so valuable that in 1755, when the Mataram kingdom of Java split, the 6000 Kalang families were equally divided between the two kingdoms.