Ram Swarup Joon writes about Mahe, Mahi, Mehiwal, Meheria, Mahit: These are also very old gotras. In the 8th generation of the Mirhas there lived a king called Mahit. His descendants were called Mahi, Mahe. In about the first century AD, Darunpur, some where near Sujangarh, was the capital of Mahe Kings.
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According to the census of 1911 their number was. about 7000.
Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10 shloka 45 mentions Mahis:
- मल्लाः सुदेष्णाः पराहूतास तदा माहिष कार्षिकाः
- वाहीका वाटधानाश च आभीराः कालतॊयकाः (VI.10.45)
Distribution in Punjab
Distribution in Pakistan
According to 1911 census the Mahi were the principal Muslim Jat clan in :
- Multan District - Mahi (498)
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. म-58
- Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V,p. 93-94
- Tej Ram Sharma: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions, p.80
- Kalaikuri Sultanpur Copper-plate Inscription of the Gupta Year 120 (=A.D. 439)
- History and study of the Jats, B.S Dhillon, p. 127
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