Legendary origins of Jats

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An old Norse poem about Jaets (Jats)

"I remember Jaets
born in the dawn of time,
those who once
nourished me;
nine worlds I remember
nine Jaet women,
and the widely known tree of destiny,
hidden under the ground."
(Elder Edda)[1]

Jats – Heroes of Mahabharata

M. K. Kudryavtsev, a Soviet ethnologist who had specialized the subject of the ethnology of northern India and was a senior researcher at the Institute of Ethnography of Academy of Sciences in the USSR,[2] researched the origin of the Jats and pointed out that some legends speak of the Jats as having lived in Sind long before the Scythians invaded India, and even of a direct association of Jat chiefs with the heroes of the Mahabharata.[3] He is regarded as one of the "fathers" of Indian Ethnography in Russia along with D. A. Suleykin and V. E. Krasnodembskiy,[4] and he also traveled to India thrice and met with the anthropologists in India.[5]

See also


  1. Who were the Jaets? — DALUM HJALLESE DEBATKLUB
  2. Journal of Social Research (1963), Volumes 6–8, Publisher – Council of Social and Cultural Research (Bihar), p. 126. (Digitized: 06 March 2007, Authors: Council of Social and Cultural Research (Bihar, India), Department of Anthropology of Ranchi University)
  3. Verma, Dip Chand (1975). Haryana – India, the land and the people. National Book Trust, India. p. 49. (Digitized: 01 November 2006)
  4. http://india.spbu.ru/Indology-centers-en.html – Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  5. The Spirit of India: volumes presented to Shrimati Indira Gandhi by the Indira Gandhi Abhinandan Samiti (1975). Asia Pub. House. p. 269.

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