Bhati is a clan of Rajputs, Ghanchi and Rajputs found in India and Pakistan. It is also a clan of the Jats in Pakistan. The Bhati Rajputs (also known as Bargala) claim Chandravanshi origin.
Some Gurjar Bhatis were nomadic cattle-keepers. In the years preceding the Indian rebellion of 1857, these groups lost land by decisions made by the British East India Company, which assigned to Jat peasants grazing lands formerly frequented by the Bhatis in the Delhi and Haryana regions. The British were not enamoured of nomadic tribes, whom they thought exacted protection in the areas that they visited, and the policies of land reform were designed in part to limit this mobility.
At least some of the Bhati Rajputs of Rajasthan were among the communities that practised female infanticide between 1883–1998. One princess, a daughter of the Hindu Bhati Rajput ruling family in Dipalpur, was married to Salar Rajab, a Turkic Muslim ruler, and gave birth to Firuz Shah Tughlaq. This was one of several examples of inter-religious royal marriage alliances during the period of Turkic Muslim rule in the Indian subcontinent. Rajput Bhati princesses were also married into the royal family of Jodhpur.
The Sikh Sidhu Jatt rulers of Patiala and Nabha also claim descent from the Bhati ruler Rawal Jaisal.[need quotation to verify][need quotation to verify] Geographically, the Sidhu are from the Punjab region of India.
In some parts of modern Pakistan, especially in the Northern and Central Punjab, low-caste doms (or Mirasi singers/dancers) now also call themselves 'Bhati'; a fact deeply resented by the authentic Bhati Rajputs of Pakistan.
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Bargala, also known as Bhutta Rajput, the Bargala live in Uttar Pradesh. They trace their origin to Chandravanshi Rajput ruler Jagpalii Vare Singh
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