Sikh Rajputs

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Bhai Bachitter Singh Minhas, a famous Sikh Rajput
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Sikh Rajputs are the followers of Sikhism belonging to the Rajput ethnic group.[1][2]

During the Mughal era, many Punjabi families followed the teachings of the Guru and were baptized as Khalsa and joined the Guru's order of followers. Many Punjabi Rajput families also enrolled in the Guru's Army, or Khalsa Panth, and baptized as Khalsa Sikhs.[citation needed]

There are many Rajputs in the history of Sikhism: Banda Singh Bahadur,[3][4] Sangat Singh Minhas, Bhai Bachittar Singh Minhas.

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  1. ^ The A to Z of Sikhism ,WH McLeod, Scarecrow Press, Jul 30, 2009, page 127
  2. ^ Relocating gender in Sikh history: transformation, meaning and identity, Oxford University Press, Feb 24, 2003, page 236
  3. ^ Ganda, Singh (1990) [1935]. Life of Banda Singh Bahadur : based on contemporary and original records. Punjabi University/Khalsa College. p. 1. OCLC 25748134. "His father Ram Dev was an ordinary ploughman Rajput." 
  4. ^ Sambhi, Piara Singh; W Owen Cole (1990). A popular dictionary of Sikhism. Curzon. p. 49. ISBN 978-0-913215-51-7. OCLC 59977906. "Born a Rajput, he was a Bairagi yogi until his conversion" 

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