Sandhawalia

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Sandhawalia
Jat Clan
Location Amritsar, Pathankot
Branches Bhatti[1][2]
Language Punjabi
Religion Sikhism
Surnames Sandhawalia

Sandhawalia is a very small Jat tribe (or gotra) originally from Rajasthan and now living in Punjab. In the 1881 Census it was listed as one of the smallest of the tribes. Sandhawalia is a small Jatt clan consisting of rich landowners.[3][4][5]

Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Sikh ruler of Punjab, and his family asserted lineage from this tribe.[6] [4][5] The Sandhawalia tribe was not famous before Raja Randhir Singh and Ranjit Singh.[4] Preminder Singh Sandhawalia records the family's genealogical history in his book differently as being of Jat lineage.[4][7]

History & Distribution[edit]

The Sansi-Sandhawalia originate from Sansi Rajputs who are an offshoot of Bhatti Rajputs (also cousin's of the Sidhu Jatts).[8][9] The Sansi-Sandhawalia decended from their ancestor Raja Shah (Salvahan), son of Raja Gaj Singh of Jaisalmer.[10][11][12]

The Sansi-Sandhawalia tribe population was 682, in Amritsar district, during the 1911 British Punjab Census[13] and estimated to have grown to 2,046 within Amritsar district in 1994. Sansi Jatts are also found in surroundings villages of Gujranwala (Khanpur Sansi District), Khiali Shahpur, Noshera Sansi, Mian Sansi and Tehri Sansi, who belong to Muslim religion[14]

Notable people[edit]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Preminder Singh Sandhawalia (1999). Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. ISBN 8121509149. 
  2. ^ "Tribalism in India by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya. Page 160". Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Page 172 Historical dictionary of Sikhism - W. H. McLeod - ISBN 0-8108-5088-5 - He belonged to a Jat Got that used the same name.
  4. ^ a b c d Preminder Singh Sandhawalia (1999). Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. ISBN 81-215-0914-9. 
  5. ^ a b History of the Jatt Clans - H.S Duleh (Translation from original Punjabi work "Jattan da Itihas" by Gurjant Singh).
  6. ^ "We, the Sandhawalias - The Tribute (Click here to see cite)". Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "We, the Sandhawalias - The Tribute (Click here to see cite)". Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Preminder Singh Sandhawalia (1999). Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. ISBN 8121509149. 
  9. ^ "Tribalism in India by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya. Page 160". Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Ram Swaroop Joon: History of Jats, India.
  11. ^ Jean-Marie Lafont, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Lord of the Five Rivers. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).
  12. ^ "We, the Sandhawalias - The Tribute (Click here to see cite)". Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  13. ^ 1911 census of British Punjab - Major General Arthur Edward Barstow
  14. ^ Professor B. S. Dhillon (1994). History and study of the Jats. Beta Publishers. ISBN 1-895603-02-1. 
  15. ^ Jean-Marie Lafont, Maharaja Ranjit Singh sansi, Lord of the Five Rivers. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).
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  17. ^ Preminder Singh Sandhawalia (1999). Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. ISBN 8121509149. 
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