RAJPUT , a
See also:race of India, not confined to
See also:Rajputana, but spread over the N. of the
See also:country . According to the
See also:census of 1901 there were 9,712,156 Rajputs in all India, of whom only 620,229 lived in Rajputana . The
See also:great majority adhere to the
See also:Hindu religion, but 1,875,387 are entered as Mahommedans . The Rajputs
See also:form the fighting, landowning and ruling caste . They claim to be the
See also:modern representatives of the Kshatriyas of
See also:ancient tradition; but their early
See also:history is obscure, and
See also:research supports the view that they include descendants of more than one
See also:wave of immigrant invaders . Linguistic evidence supports tradition in proving that their unity was broken up by the
See also:conquest, for the inhabitants of the Himalayan valleys still speak a language akin to those of Rajputana proper, though separated from them by the wide Gangetic valley . The Rajputs are
See also:fine, brave men, and retain the feudal
See also:instinct strongly
See also:developed .
See also:Pride of
See also:blood is their chief characteristic, and they are most punctilious on all points of
See also:etiquette . The tradition of
See also:common ancestry permits a poor Rajput
See also:yeoman to consider himself as well
See also:born as any powerful landholder of his
See also:clan, and
See also:superior to any high official of the professional classes . No race in India can boast of finer feats of arms or brighter deeds of chivalry, and they form one of the
See also:main recruiting
See also:fields for the
See also:Indian army of to-
See also:day . They consider any occupation other than that of arms or
See also:government derogatory to their dignity, and consequently during the long
See also:period of peace which has followed the
See also:establishment of the
See also:rule in India they have been content to stay idle at home instead of taking up any of the other professions in which they might have come to the front . Those who are not zamindars have, therefore, rather dropped behind in the modern struggle for existence .
As cultivators they are lazy and indifferent, and they preferpastoral to agricultural pursuits . Looking upon all
See also:manual labour as humiliating, none but the poorest class of Rajput will himself hold the plough . Is Within the limits of Rajputana the Rajputs form a vast
See also:body of kindred, and any Rajput can marry any Rajput woman who does not belong to his own clan . The most numerous of the clans is the Rahtor, to which the chiefs of Marwar,
See also:Bikanir and
See also:Kishangarh belong . Its strength in roof was 122,160 . Next comes the Kachwaha clan, which is strong in
See also:Jaipur and
See also:Alwar, both chiefs belonging to its members . It numbers 100,186 . The Chauhan follows with an aggregate of 86,460, among whom are the chiefs of
See also:Kotah and
See also:Sirohi . The Jadu or Jadon, which includes in its ranks the chiefs of
See also:Karauli and
See also:Jaisalmer, numbers 94,666 . The Sisodhyias, who include the ancient and illustrious
See also:house of
See also:Udaipur, number 51,366 . The Ponwar clan, to which
See also:Vikramaditya, the celebrated
See also:king of
See also:Ujjain, from whom the Hindu Era is named, is said to have belonged, numbers 43,435• The Solanki and Parihar clans, once powerful, are now only 18,949 and 9448 respectively .
Hellow rajput families can u tel me any one about bains tribe witch they lives in mirpur Azad kashmir please?
Iam Dipendra Singh From Nepal, our forfather belong to Sisodiya Rajputana. In 13th century Mohamad gori attck in rajsthan our forfather Rana Fata singh came in Nepal. They escaped because of DHARM OUR MAHILA satitwo Rakshya k liye. I wana be a mameber of Rajput samaj of Rajsthan.
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