Origins and History of Jats and Other Allied Nomadic Tribes of India: 900 B.C.-1947 A.D.

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Atlantic Publishers & Dist, Dec 1, 2007 - Jats - 440 pages
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Jats, Rajputs, Ahirs, Gujjars, Baloches And Pathans Are The Descendants Of Foreign Nomadic Tribes Such As Scythians, Ahiras, Huns, Yueh-Ches, Kushans And Turks Respectively Who Invaded India Frequently From The 7Th Century B.C. These Nomadic Tribes Were The Inhabitants Of Siberia, Eastern Europe And Western China. They Entered India As Invaders But Ultimately, They Assimilated Into The Indian Civilization, Embraced Its Religions And Settled Peacefully In India.Most Of The Anthropologists Who Have Written About The Dynastic Histories Of The People Of Panjab Have Not Included The Accounts Of Scheduled Castes Dalits, Harijans, Etc. Despite The Fact That They Are Also The Descendants Of The Invading Hordes Like The Other People Of India, And Have The Same Characteristics Of So-Called Privileged Classes. After The Achievement Of India S Independence They Started Enjoying Equal Rights In Every Sphere Of Life. Some Of Them Have Gone Ahead Of Their Fellows In Various Fields Politics, Education, Sports, Judiciary, Etc. And Have Produced Famous Personalities Like Baba Saheb Ambedkar, K.R. Narayanan And Many Others.Primarily Endogamous Communities, Calling Themselves As Jatt, Jat, Getae Or Zutt, Lived Predominantly In Large Parts Of Northern And North-Western India And In Southern And Eastern Parts, Now In Pakistan. They Were Either Sedentic Farmers Or Nomadic Pastoralists.The Book Brings Forth Various Facets Of Origins And History Of All These Classes. References And Text Have Been Painstakingly Collected From Various Authentic Sources. It Will Be Highly Useful For Students, Teachers Of History And Sociology And Researchers In Those Fields. Common Readers Interested In Knowing About The Origins And History Of Jats And Other Nomadic Tribes Of India Will Also Find It Interesting And Informative.
  

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A fine volume, it is very accurate historically. Among other information, It clearly states that the present day Muslim tribes like Awans (ancient 'Avanii') and Khattars are in fact of Jatt origins and not either Arabs or Turks or etc, as claimed today by these. It is sad an shameful that some sort of lunatic religious zeal has taken hold of people in Pakistan who want to prove by hook or crook that they are somehow 'foreigners' and not native or indigenous to this soil. This volume sets this record straight. Well done.  

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It seems a work of a child. Full of mistakes and not to talk about the feeble understanding of history.

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Contents

Origin and History of Scythians and Other Allied Nomadic Tribes of India Jats Ahirs Gujars Rajputs Baloches and Pathans
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The Jats Descendants of Scythians
44
The Abhiras Ancestors of Ahirs
169
The Ahirs Descendants of Abhiras
182
The Gujjars Gurjaras
199
The Sakas Ancestors of Jats Ahirs Gujjars Rajputs Baloches Pathans
230
The Kushans Ancestors of Jats Ahirs Rajputs Baloches Pathans
244
The Huns Ancestors of Jats Rajputs Baloches Pathans
264
The Rajputs
281
The Baloches Descendants of Scythians
354
The Pathans Descendants of Scythians and Huns
400
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