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A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II includes the Tribes and Castes found in the Punjab, the North-West Frontier Province and the protected Territories on the North-West Frontier of India, is based upon the works of the late Sir Denzil Charles Jelf Ibbetson, K.C.S.I., Lieutenant-Governor of the Punjab and its Dependencies, and of the Hon'ble Mr. Edward Douglas Maclagan, C.S.I., then Secretary to the Government of India in the Revenue Department. This Book is Wikified here on Jatland for the purpose of research and study of various clans.

Caution Note - While assessing the work of these British Beureaucrats with respect to Jat clans it is to be kept in mind that Jats were key factor in the first freedom movement in 1857 against the British Rule and later on also Jats were turbulent and troublesome for them as such the bias of British authors is bound to reflect in their writings. This is one of the reasons for distorting historical facts against Jats at various places. These have to be ignored and verified from authentic sources.

List of Jat Clans

Here is the list of Jat clans mentioned in A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II with page number:

Social Status of Clans

Jat Land Website considers equal Social Status of all the Jat Clans as well as all Tribes and Castes mentioned by H. A. Rose. Higher or Lower status of various Castes and Tribes mentioned by H. A. Rose is his own view.

Entries skipped

Following entries have been skipped being long to be added later on:

  • Brahman - pp. 116-142
  • Chitrāli - pp. 175-181
  • Chuhras - pp.183-210
  • Dawari - pp. 230-233
  • Gaddi - pp. 256-271
  • Ghirth - pp.290-295
  • Jhinwar - pp.382-386
  • Jogi - pp.390-410
  • Kafir - pp.422-434
  • Kanaur - pp.447-454
  • Kanet - pp. 456-472
  • Khatri - pp. 506-526
  • Koli - pp. 554-557

Devanagari words

The Devanagari (देवनागरी) equivalent words in Hindi Language have been added in brackets with the Tribes and Castes.

Origin of Jat Gotras

H.A.Rose has explained Origin of Jat Gotras in a very strange way. He is wrong when he says that 'X' Rajput married with 'Y' Jat women and and founded 'Z' Jat Gotra. Or 'They sank to Jat status by marrying Jat women'. This is absurd. In Jats, no Gotra starts after woman. All Gotras start after a prominent male of some lineage. Jat woman looses her Gotra after marriage with a Jat. How Jat Gotras start has been explained as under:

According to Dilip Singh Ahlawat, Vanshas and Gotras start on the basis of some important person, country, period, title and language. Gotras have initially been created in the name of a person, a place or some historical incidence. When a great person takes birth in a generation, all the previous titles of this generation are included in the name of this great person and a new gotra starts in his name. For details see Gotra/ Jat Clan System.

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