Bhattis 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.
- Nagendra Kr Singh, Abdul Mabud Khan (2001). Encyclopaedia of the World Muslims: Tribes, Castes and Communities, Volume 1. p. 996. ISBN 9788187746003.
Some of the gotra are Gill, Kalayana, Shergill, Randhawa, Karu, Kandyara, Bhatti, Sandhu, Nahar, Dhas, Dhab, Hans, Ghusar and Sahole.
- Eaton, Richard M. (2017). "Reconsidering 'Conversion to Islam' in Indian History". In Peacock, A. C. S. (ed.). Islamisation: Comparative Perspectives from History. Edinburgh University Press. p. 386. ISBN 978-1-4744-1712-9.
... Jat clans, such as the Bhattis, Hans and Dhudhis.
- Zafar Iqbal Chaudhary (November 2009). "Epilogue: Bridging divides". Epilogue. 3 (11): 48.
- Kothiyal, Tanuja (2016). Nomadic Narratives: A History of Mobility and Identity in the Great Indian. Cambridgr University Press. p. 70. ISBN 9781107080317.
the various Hindu Rajput Bhati sub-clans, Jats like Saran, Moodna, Seora as well as Muslim groups like Bhatti, Bhutto...and the trading community of Bhatiya, all link their origins to the Bhatis
- Bayly, Christopher Alan (1990). Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (Reprinted ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 143, 188–189. ISBN 978-0-521-38650-0.