Rahul Sankrityayan

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Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan (9 April 1893 – 14 April 1963), who is called the Father of Hindi Travelogue Travel literature because he is the one who played a pivotal role to give travelogue a 'literature form', was one of the most widely travelled scholars of India, spending forty-five years of his life on travels away from his home. He travelled many places and wrote many travelogue approximately in the same ratio. He also famously known for his authentic description about his travels experiences, for instance- in his travelogue "Meri Laddakh Yatra" he presents overall regional, historical and cultural specificity of that region judiciously. He became a Buddhist monk (Bauddha Bhikkhu) and eventually took up Marxist Socialism. Sankrityayan was also an Indian nationalist, having been arrested and jailed for three years for creating anti-British writings and speeches. He is referred to as the 'Greatest Scholar' (Mahapandit) for his scholarship. The Government of India awarded him the civilian honour of the Padma Bhushan in 1963.

  • Massagetaeans - Rahul Sankrityayan (राहुल सांकृत्यायन) suggested that the Massagetaeans are none other than the "Great Jits or Jats" of Asia.[1]
भावलपुर रियासत से मुलतान तक फैला एक इलाका जोहियावार कहा जाता है और बहुसंख्यक निवासी जोहिया (यौधेय) कहे जाते हैं। कराची के कोहिस्तान में जोहियार रहते हैं, बल्कि उनके सरदार को ‘जोहिया-जोजन्म’ कहा जाता है। अलवर और गुड़गांव के मेव अब भी यौधेय भूमि में ही बसते हैं और उनकी वीरगाथायें सुनकर आज भी रोमांच हो उठते हैं।[2]

  • Dahiya: दहिया जाटों का ईरान (फारस) में भी निवास एवं राज्य था, इसके कुछ प्रमाण निम्नलिखित हैं - R. Sankrityayana राहुल सांकृत्यायन) ने लिखा है कि “दहिया लोग उच्च कोटि के घुड़सवार एवं निशाने बाज थे। ईरान में कहे जाने वाले पार्थी, एक दहिया जाति थी।”[3][4]

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See - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahul_Sankrityayan


  1. Rishi, Weer Rajendra (1982). India & Russia: linguistic & cultural affinity. Roma Publications. p. 95. "Some of the Indian writers including Rahul Sankrityayan and Ujagar Singh Mahil in his book "Antiquity of Jat Race" say that Jats inhabiting the northern India are the descendants of Massagetae, or Malta (great) Getae or Jat."
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter III (Page 199)
  3. Madhya Asia Ka Itihas Vol. 1, P. 74, in Hindi by Rahul Sankrityayana.
  4. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter III,p.213

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