Hingora

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The Hingora are a Muslim community found in the state of Gujarat in India and a province of Sindh in Pakistan. They are one of a number of communities of Maldhari pastoral nomads found in the Banni region of Kutch.[1]

History and origin[edit]

The Hingora claim descent from a Samma Rajput nobleman, who had seven sons, the eldest being named Hingora. Hingora converted to Islam and migrated to Khirsarawada village in Abdasa Taluka, in Kutch. They have now spread over twenty three villages in the taluka. The Hingora perceive themselves to be Muslim Rajputs.[2]

Present circumstances[edit]

The community is concentrated in the talukas of Bhuj, Abdasa and Mandvi in Kutch District, the districts of Jamnagar, Junagadh, Porbandar of Gujarat, and the neighbouring districts of Badin and Tharparkar in Sindh. They speak a dialect of Kutchi, with substantial Sindhi loan words. The community is endigomous, but does marry with other Samma communities, such as the Hingorja.[3]

The Hingora are a community of big, peasant farmers. A few are landless, and work in private businesses.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part Two edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 505-508
  2. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part Two edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 505-508
  3. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part Two edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 505-508