Aulakh

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Aulakh
Jat Clan
Location Punjab, India and Punjab, Pakistan
Language Punjabi, Urdu, Seraiki
Religion Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism

Aulakh (Hindi: औलख) (Urdu: اولکھ), also known as Ola (ओला) or Aula (औला) is a clan from the Jat people found in Pakistan Punjab, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

History[edit]

The British rulers in colonial India considered Aulakhs good soldiers. In 1922 Sepoy Jassa Singh Aulakh was shot dead by Henry Templar a British officer for marrying one his sisters. Jassa Singh's wife Margaret later committed suicide. There were many folk songs devoted to these lovers during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

Religion[edit]

In Pakistan Punjab they are mostly Muslim. In Punjab state, they are mostly Sikhs. In Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, Aulakhs are mostly Hindus. Sikhs mostly spell the name as Aulakh. Hindu Jats of this gotra spell their name as Ola or Aula mostly in Rajasthan.

Notable Aulakhs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roopinder Singh (2002). Arjan Singh: Marshal of The Indian Air Force. Rupa & Co. ISBN 8171679382. 
  2. ^ The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Opinions