Bhutta caste

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The Bhutta are a Muslim, Sikh and Hindu community found in the states of GujaratGujranwala, JhelumSargodha and Rajasthan Punjab, India and Punjab, Pakistan.[1]

History and origin[edit]

The Bhutta of India are Solanki Jutts, and their ancestor Vijay Singh, who left Multan, to take up service with the rulers of Jodhpur.(Bhutta also found in MultanGujranwala Pakistan. The Bhutta are now found in the districts of Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur in Rajasthan and Sabarkantha and Banaskantha in Gujarat. In Punjab, the Bhutta Jutt are a well known Jat tribe, and Bhutta of India may be connected with them. Also founded in Multan and Muzaffargarh (Pakistan) and[1]Lahore.

Present circumstances[edit]

The Bhutta consist of nine clans, the main ones being the Jalay, Khirkara, Rasul, Umrana, and Matno. The community are endogamous and maintain clan exogamy. They are a landowning community in both Rajasthan and Gujarat. Their subsidiary occupation is husbandry, with the Bhutta raising camels and cattle. They are Sunni Muslims, and have customs similar to other Rajasthan Muslim communities. The Bhutta speak Punjabi and Saraiki, with those in Gujarat also speaking Gujarati.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c People of India Rajasthan Volume XXXVIII Part One edited by B.K Lavania, D.K Samanta, S.K Mandal & N.N Vyas pages 185 to 187 Popular Prakashan