Bhale Sultan Khanzada

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Bhale Sultan
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The Bhale Sultan Khanzada are a Muslim community found in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. They are a sub-group within the Khanzada community of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Present circumstances[edit]

They are Sunni Muslims, but incorporate many folk beliefs. In eastern Uttar Pradesh, the Bhale Sultan speak both Awadhi and Urdu., while those of Bulandshahr District largely speak Urdu. Those who belonged to the taluqdar families and at one time were substantial landowners, but with the carrying out of land reform by the government of India after independence in 1947, they lost many of their larger estates. The community is now mainly made up of small to medium sized farmers, growing wheat, sorghum, pulses and sugar cane. They have no caste council or panchayat, although there are localised panchayats in their villages. The Bhale Sultan intermarry into neighbouring Khanzada communities, while in western Uttar Pradesh, the Bhale Sultan intermarry with other neighbouring Ranghar communities.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part One edited by A Hasan & J C Das Manohar Publications