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This article is about the tribe. For the medieval author, see Bhaṭṭikāvya. For the oven called a "bhatti", see Tandoor. For the region, see Bhati (region).
Bhati Gate, Lahore

Bhati (also spelled Bhatti)[1] is a clan of Gurjars,[2] Rajputs[3] and Jats found in South Asia.[4]

At least some of the Bhati Rajput of Rajasthan practised female infanticide between 1883-1998.[3] One princess, a daughter of the Hindu Bhati Rajput ruling family in Dipalpur, was married to Salar Rajab, a Muslim ruler, and gave birth to Firuz Shah Tughlaq. This was one of several examples of inter-religious royal marriage alliances during the period of Muslim rule in India.[5] Rajput Bhati princesses were also married into the royal family of Jodhpur.[6]


  1. ^ Babb, Lawwrence A.; Cort, John E.; Meister, Michael W. (2008). Desert Temples: Sacred Centers of Rajasthan in Historical, Art-historical, and Social Context. Rawat Publications. p. 98. ISBN 978-8-13160-106-8. 
  2. ^ Singh, Kumar Suresh, ed. (1998). India's communities. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-563354-2. The Hindu Gujjar have a number of clans (gotra), such as Bainsale, Bhati, Bankar, Korri, Dhame, Godhane, Khari, Nangari, Khatana Pedia, Peelwar, Tanwar, Fagna, Vidhuri, Vasatte and Lomor 
  3. ^ a b Bhatnagar, Rashmi Dube; Dube, Reena (2005). Female Infanticide in India: A Feminist Cultural History. SUNY Press. p. 254. ISBN 978-0-79146-327-7. 
  4. ^ Zafar Iqbal Chaudhary (November 2009). "Epilogue: Bridging divides". Epilogue 3 (11): 48. 
  5. ^ Sarkar, Jadunath (1994) [1984]. A History of Jaipur (Reprinted, revised ed.). Orient Blackswan. p. 37. ISBN 978-8-12500-333-5. 
  6. ^ Karve, Irawati Karmarkar (1968). Kinship Organization in India (Third ed.). Asia Publishing House. p. 168.