Jaat

Jaat , Jatt aur Jutt are a Warrior race

Jaat or Jaat or Jaat or Jaat (Hindi: जाट or जट्ट, Punjabi: ਜੱਟ) The Jaats are a ancient Kshatriya community of northern India and Pakistan. Jat are a large group of people, found mostly in India and some parts of Pakistan.

Jaat
Regions with significant populations
India and some parts of Pakistan
Languages
HaryanviHindiPunjabiRajasthaniSindhiBrajBhashaUrdu
Religion
Hinduism • Islam • Sikhism

HistoryEdit

Jats occupies the most fertile land of India and dominate Northwest India. "Jat" is a label of a wide-ranging non-elite community, which had its origins in pastoralism in the lower Indus valley of Sindh.[1]

"... (North India) contained large numbers of non-elite tillers.Like many similar titles used elsewhere, this was not so much a caste name as a broad designation for the man of substance in rural terrain. … To be called Jat has in some regions implied a background of pastoralism, though it has more commonly been a designation of non-servile cultivating people".[2] Jat are going to Canada too . Rajasthan state have approximate 1 crore jaat population.Jaat of hanumangarh and ganganagar are rich because of fertile land.

DistributionEdit

Jaats inhabited throughout the Punjab region, Sindh and some other northwestern parts of Subcontinent Jats are commonly called as Zamindar with Jats being synonymous with landlord.[source?]

Famous peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Asher, Catherine & Talbot, Cynthia 2006. India before Europe. Cambridge University Press, p270. ISBN 978-0-521-80904-7
  2. Bayly, Susan (2001). Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age. Cambridge University Press. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-521-79842-6. Retrieved 15 October 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Further readingEdit

  • Census Of India 1911 Volume XIV Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul
  • 'A glossary of the tribes and castes of the Punjab and North West Frontier Province' by H.A. Rose, Page 354, published in 1919.






Written by:-Navjeet Saharan (Sardarshahar)