Bais Rajputs

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The Bais Rajput (pronounced [ˈbɛ̃ːs ˈraːdʒpuːt̪]) (also known as Bhains Rajput in certain regions), claim to be an ancient Rajput clan consisting of the wealthy, warriors, entrepreneurs and Zamindar (land owners). The Bais Rajputs live in northern India and Pakistan. The Bais Rajput are one of the Chattis Rajkul - 36 Royal Rajput lineages[1] and also a clan of the 108 ancient Dhangar clans. [1]

The Bais Rajput, (also known as Bhains Rajput in certain regions), are a powerful and ancient Rajput clan composed of the wealthy, warriors, entrepreneurs, and zamindar (land owners). The Bais claim descent from Lakshmana(Sheshnaga), brother of Rama. The Bais Rajput are renowned as warriors with the ability to maintain dominion over their empires. Their reputation was earned by their kings and landowners that ruled over northern India for and held vast tracts of land for the clan. Princely states of the Bais were Oudh, Lucknow, and Sialkot.[2]

     Gotra : Bhardwaj
     Ved : Yajurved
     Kuldevi: Kalika
     Ishta: Shivji[3]

Reputation[edit]

History[edit]

First king from this vansha was Harshawardhan. Other kings are Tilokchand, Vikramchand, Kartikchand, Ramchandra, Adharchandra, Narwardhan, Rajyawardhan etc.[4] Descendants of King Tilokchand are known as Tilokchandi Bais.[5] States - Baiswada, Pratishthanpur etc.[6] Their wealth caused the Bais Rajput to be described in the 1830s as the "best dressed and housed people" in the areas where they lived.[7]

Zamindar[edit]

In these masses of lands many towns were erected but there still remained vast amounts of lands wasteful as they were not being used for any cause. The Bais Rajputs then decided in making money from these lands by agriculture. They hired many farmers to work the lands and produced profits adding to their already rich positions in wealth.[7]

The great melting pot of Awadhian countryside threw up a brand of entrepreneurs in Baiswada, a region cutting through the districts 

of Rai Bareli and Unnao. It rose in the prominence through the industry of the legendary warrior trader breed of Bais Rajputs. The Bais were Landlords who believe in improvement and reform. [8] The Bais Rajputs are known for well building.[7]

Religion[edit]

Some Muslim Bais Rajput Thakurs experience problems in expressing their Thakur identity following the religion of Islam as it does not allow one to be self extravagant and flamboyant in acts. They form part of the larger Khanzada community in Awadh.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/36_royal_races
  2. ^ Articles on Indian Warriors, Including: Shivaji, Rajput, Chauhan, Bhati, Malik Ambar, Chempil Arayan, Sophagasenus, Cleophis, Bais Rajput, Mers,, Articles on Indian Warriors, Including: Shivaji, Rajput, Chauhan, Bhati, Malik Ambar, Chempil Arayan, Sophagasenus, Cleophis, Bais Rajput, Mers, (30 Aug 2011). Articles on Indian Warriors, Including: Shivaji, Rajput, Chauhan, Bhati, Malik Ambar, Chempil Arayan, Sophagasenus, Cleophis, Bais Rajput, Mers,. Hephaestus Books. pp. 201–205. ISBN 9781243052179. 
  3. ^ http://www.indianrajputs.com/history/
  4. ^ 36 Royal Races: Agnivansha, Bais Rajputs, Bargujar, Chalukya Dynasty, Chauhan, Chawda Dynasty, Chudasama, Dahima, Dahiya, Gahadvala. General Books LLC, 2013. pp. 32–36. ISBN 9781230771526. 
  5. ^ https://books.google.co.in/books?id=WqSfcoKtpTkC&pg=PA49&lpg=PA49&dq=bais+rajputs+article&source=bl&ots=jPqodzYNsQ&sig=Cob2gxWxVGUJ7CP_XhNbAky_ns8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ouz1VNaMDc2UuATbhoLICA&ved=0CFIQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=bais%20rajputs%20article&f=false
  6. ^ Articles on Indian Warriors, Including: Shivaji, Rajput, Chauhan, Bhati, Malik Ambar, Chempil Arayan, Sophagasenus, Cleophis, Bais Rajput, Mers. Hephaestus Books. pp. 206–208. ISBN 9781243052179. 
  7. ^ a b c Bayly, C. A. (1988). Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion, 1770-1870. Cambridge South Asian Studies 28. CUP Archive. pp. 96–100. ISBN 978-0-521-31054-3. 
  8. ^ Lucknow Fire of grace. Rupa Publication India Pvt. Ltd. pp. 160–202. ISBN 9788129104854. 
  9. ^ The times of India, The Muslim Rajputs of UP, 8 Jul 2007 Atul Sethi, TNN