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Hinduism - Who Are The Rajputs Among Hindu Jatis?

 


 ("son of the king") Endogamous, or intermarried, groupings called as jatis ("birth") were patterned in traditional Indian culture.

The group's hereditary occupation, over which each jati held a monopoly, ordered these jatis (and determined their social standing).

The Rajputs were a martial Hindu jati that formerly governed wide swaths of western India, and they have always claimed to be kshatriyas, bolstering their claim by tracing their ancestors back to the mythological Solar and Lunar Lines of rulers.

Their origins are unknown; they first appear at the end of the first century, and many academics believe they descended from the Hunas before being absorbed into the tiny kingdoms.

Because they claimed descended from a single mythological ruler who sprung from a sacrificial fire pit in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, the four great Rajput clans were known as the Agnikula ("fire lineage").

The Pariharas of southern Rajasthan, the Chauhans of Delhi, the Solankis of Gujarat, and the Pawars of western Madhya Pradesh were the four dominating clans.

Regardless of their origins, the Rajputs were warrior princes whose martial code prioritized death over dishonor and fast retaliation in the event of an affront.

Rajput monarchs were often feudal vassals under the Moghul Empire (1525–1707), receiving kingdoms in return for their allegiance and service.

Following the disintegration of the Moghul Empire, several of them went on to control tiny princely realms.

They continue to be a powerful governing elite in current times, thanks to parliamentary politics.


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Hinduism - Who Are The Maratha Among Hindu Jatis?


Traditional Indian society consisted of a collection of endogamous divisions known as jatis (in which marriage is limited to members of the same group by law).

The group's hereditary occupation, over which each group had a monopoly, structured the Jatis (and determined their social position).

Along with the Kunbis, the Maratha jati was one of the most powerful landholding clans in Maharashtra.

The Konkan coast and the hinterland area near Pune were the most heavily affected.

The Marathas were hardy peasant farmers who, by the middle of the eighteenth century, had formed the Maratha confederacy, a massive but short-lived empire that spanned most of northern and central India.

The confederacy had disintegrated into many smaller states by the late eighteenth century.


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Hinduism - Who Are The Mali Among The Hindu Jatis?

 

Traditional Indian society was made up of jatis ("births"), which were endogamous subgroups (i.e., marriages were only permitted between members of the same group by law).

The hereditary occupation of each group, over which each group had a monopoly, was used to arrange the jatis (and to establish their social standing).

The Malis' ancestral employment in old northern Indian civilization was managing gardens, producing flowers, and crafting flower garlands (mala).


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Hinduism - Who Are The Mahar Among Jatis?


Traditional Indian society was made up of jatis ("births"), which were endogamous subgroups (i.e., marriages were only permitted between members of the same group by law).

The group's hereditary occupation, over which each group had a monopoly, was how these jatis were structured (and how their social rank was decided).

In Maharashtrian civilization, the Mahars were an untouchable jati, providing various tasks and labor for the landlord communities.

Chokamela, a medieval bhakti poet, and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, a contemporary lawyer and social reformer, are two Mahars who are well-known.


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Hinduism - Who Are The Lohar Or Lohars Among Hindu Jatis?


Traditional Indian society was designed as a collection of endogamous subgroups known as jatis ("birth"), in which marriage was only permitted between members of the same group by law.

The jatis were structured (and their social rank established) by their hereditary vocation, which each group had a monopoly upon.

Blacksmithing and ironworking were the Lohars' ancestors' professions.


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Hinduism - Who Are The Kunbi Among Hindu Jatis?


Traditional Indian society was organized into jatis ("births"), which were endogamous subgroups (i.e., marriages were only permitted between members of the same group by law).

The group's hereditary occupation, on which each group had a monopoly, was used to organize the Jatis (and to establish their social standing).

Farming was the Kunbis' customary employment.

In Gujarat, they were the most powerful landowners.


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Hinduism - Who Are The Kumhar Among Hindu Jatis?


Traditional Indian society was organized into jatis ("births"), which were endogamous subgroups (in which marriage is limited to members of the same group by law).

The group's hereditary occupation, on which each group had a monopoly, was used to organize the Jatis (and to define their social standing).

Making pottery was the Kumhars' ancestral vocation.


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