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The Jadaun (also spelt as Jadon) are a clan (gotra) of Rajputs. Term Jadon also refers to the division of Banjara, a nomadic community, a group of Mali (Gardener) caste and a sub caste of Kurmi caste  in India
Connection with Yadu
According to Russell and Hiralal, Jadon is a well known Rajput sect of Yadu or Yadava line, but H.A. Rose asserted that the term Jadon clearly comes later and It is impossible to identify Jadun (Jadon) with the Yadu Rajputs.
In the proceedings of Indian History Congress, it is asserted that the ruling family of Yadavas became substitute for ancient 'Sursena' dynasty in early eleventh century. From Yadava to Jadava and then to Jadon or Jadaun was an early etymological transformation.
In a similar context, the historian J. N. Singh Yadav clarifies "Land, wealth or high offices in the Government has always been the determinant of social position. Yadavas possessing lands considered land-less Yadavas inferior to themselves." hence, Jadauns, the Aphariyas consider other Ahirs inferior because the former have been the state rulers.
According to S.D.S. Yadava, who believes that all Yadavas are Ahirs but not all Ahirs are Yadavas and asserted about the term Yadav Rajputs
Surprisingly, neither Lord Krishna, nor any of his wives were Rajput (in fact, the Rajput community did not exist during Lord Krishna's life time nor till many centuries afterwards). How could he lay the foundation of a community other than his own amongst his descendants? It is however felt that their claim of being Yaduvanshis may well be justified, being descendants of Lord Krishna can not be verified, but being Yadava Rajputs is completely and totally incomprehensible.
Also, various evident sources say that it is almost certain that the Andhakas, Vrushnis, Satvatas, Abhiras(Ahirs) and Nagas together came to be known as Yadavas, a very powerful community who adopted Krishna as a legendary hero in due course of time.
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