The Hindu texts known as caste puranas (jāti purāṇas) provide the mythopolitical foundation for many of India’s castes. These puranas may be said to ‘gather’ a community audience, and such castes themselves may be thought of as object-oriented gatherings whose affective, ideological, and custodial attachments to their respective jati puranas also include the deification of these texts as revered objects. A caste does more than interpret such a puranic text; the text is continuously made, re-made, and circulated in conjunction with the community’s sociopolitical circumstances. The Suthars (hereditary carpenters) of Gujarat afford a special look at the mythopolitics of caste: Claiming to have ‘lost’ their ancient and ‘original’ foundational text, the Vishwakarma Purana, many in the Suthar community seek to recuperate it in new compilations, performances, and media. Tracing the mediations of this and other puranas, we argue, can deepen the politico-historical analysis of caste mobilizations and their mythopolitics.