Ror

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Ror
Religions Hinduism
Languages Haryanvi, Khariboli, Hindi
Populated States Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal, Uttarakhand
Subdivisions Chaurāsi, Bānggar, Khāddar, Nardak

The Ror is a community found mainly in India.

Social status[edit]

Haryana[edit]

The state of Haryana was a part of the United Punjab province during the period of British rule in India. Sir Denzil Ibbetson classified Rors of United Punjab as one of the "Other dominant tribes", a classification for which his definition was "All those castes which, while hardly less important in their particular territories, are less numerous and less widely distributed than the four great races already specified. Such are the Gakhars and Awans of the Salt Range, the Kharrals and Daudpotras of the Western Plains, the Rors and Dogars of the Eastern Plains, the Meos of Gurgaon and the Gujars of the hills".[1] Blunt, while compiling his work on the caste system in North India, classified Rors with Rajputs and Brahmins in a hierarchy prepared according to the severity of rules regarding the eating of cooked and uncooked food with other castes.[2]

Uttar Pradesh[edit]

Writing about the Rajputs or the warrior clans of Western Uttar Pradesh in his book A sociological study of folklore: projected research in Kuru region, the author Satya Prakash Arya speaks thus about them,[3]

They designate themselves mostly as Chauhans, Tomars, Gahlots, Ranas, Bargujars, Rawas and the Rods. The other fighting castes include the Jats, Ahirs and Gujjars.

Baiswara[edit]

Rors are found in parts of Baiswara in the state of Uttar Pradesh. In Baiswara, they are known as Ror Thakurs and are found to be on excellent terms with the Bais Thakurs.[4]

Bundelkhand[edit]

A few villages in Jhansi district have some Ror populations residing there. Some of these villages are Shimla, Bakshiya, Nagarka etc. The Rors living in Bundelkhand are known as Ror Rajputs and share good relations with other Rajput clans of the area.[5]

Role as arbitrators[edit]

Ror elders were considered excellent judges by not just their own brethren but even by the people of other castes. Usually, the problems related to any particular caste were arbitrated upon by its own senior people (the Panch), but if they failed to do so, the elderly Ror in that village played the role of arbitrators and these decisions were accepted as binding.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Page 26, Panjab Castes, Author: Ibbetson, Denzil, Sir, 1847–1908, Lahore : Printed by the Superintendent, Government Printing, Punjab in 1916
  2. ^ Page 93, The Caste System of Northern India, By E.A.H. Blunt, 1931, Re-published 1964, S.Chand, Delhi
  3. ^ P 13, A sociological study of folklore: projected research in Kuru region (Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Bulandshahar, and Bijnor Districts of Western Uttar Pradesh), Issue 25 of Indian publications folklore series, by Satya Prakash Arya, published by Indian Publications, 1975
  4. ^ Page 109, The Journal of intercultural studies, Issue 11, by Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku and Kokusai Bunka Kenkyūjo, published by Intercultural Research Institute, Kansai University of Foreign Studies, 1984
  5. ^ Page 95, Ror Itihaas Ki Jhalak, by Dr. Raj Pal Singh, Pal Publications, Yamunanagar (1987)
  6. ^ People of India: Haryana, Volume XXIII, General Editor K.S.Singh (Part of Anthropological survey of India Series), ISBN 81-7304-091-5, Page: 427

Bibliography[edit]

  • Lord Mahavira and His Times, by Kailash Chand Jain, Motilal Banarsidass Publications, ISBN 81-208-0805-3
  • Charles Allen & Sharada Dwivedi, Lives of the Indian Princes, ISBN 81-86982-05-1, Pub: Business Publications Inc.