Rawal

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The Rawal is a Suryavanshi Gurjar partihar RAJPUTANA clan. They are son of prince luv son of LORD RAMA.Rawal are powefully suryavanshi kshetriya. they migrated all over india from lahore .Its members are found mainly in the urban areas of Punjab, mainly the cities of Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Sargodha and Gojra. Until the break-up of British India in 1947, there were large communities in Amritsar and Jalandhar, in East Punjab and Haryana, almost all of whom moved to Pakistan in 1947.[1] Rawal are known as Khatri in some parts of India.

Rawal in Haryana who belong to higher income groups come under in obc category. Rawal are also found in Punjab, Gujrat, Delhi, haryana, uttar pradesh and other parts of India. They belong to a different caste and category in different parts of India.bappa rawal was the famous king of rawal community. BAPOLI village has named of bappa rawal's name. Rawal Community in Haryana had been put into OBC category by central government in order to give them privilege (GURJAR) in Panipat and karnal ,kurukshetra and ambala district in Haryana.They have lot of village as 84 Aprox in this area .BAPOLI village is the largest village of Rawal gurjar comunity in Panipat. They have 27 village in the Panipat and 12 village in karnal . Name of some big village of Rawal's is BAPOLI,JALMANA,BEHRAMPUR,UJHA,JALALPUR,AADHMI,GOYLA KHURD OR GOYLA KALAN,CHAAJPIR KHURD OR KALAN,SANJOLI,KHOJKIPUR,NANEHRA,RISPUR,KHERA,DADHOLA,SHIMLA GUJRAN,BHALOR OR GHADHI ,KOHAND ,KABDI,LALUPURA,RAJAPUR etc. Village found in panipat and karnal district mainly bordet of uttar pradesh district shamli or saharanpur. They are farmers and businesman in all over india.

The independence of Muslim Pakistan in 1947 changed the ritual and practices of the Rawal community. The community lost entirely all Hindu rituals and practices. Now they are modern Muslims, following the Sunni Hanafi Brelvi school. Changes have also taken place, as regards to their occupations. While many are now engaged as Hakeem and farmers, other have taken to Standard Education. Members of the community have also emigrated in numbers to the United Kingdom, and form communities, particularly in the city of Manchester.[1]

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  1. ^ a b The Ranking of Brotherhoods: The Dialectics of Muslim Caste among Oversees Pakistanis by Pnina Werbner pages 103 to 145 in Muslim Communities of South Asia by T N Madam Manohar publications 1995 page 127