Chaudhary

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Choudhary
ReligionsHinduism
LanguagesChaudhary (Ghoti Dialect)
CountryIndia
Populated statesHaryana,Rajasthan,Uttarakhand,Uttar pradesh
RegionHindu
Feudal title

Chaudhary (or Choudhary ; also: Chaudhuri, Choudhuary, Chowdhury) is an Indian hereditary title of honor, given to Jats, Gurjars and Ghoti Kayasthas native to Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar pradesh. Who originally hailed from royal families of zamindars. They were granted the Choudhury title as their surname.

Chaudhary is one variant spelling of Chaudry, Chaudhury, Chaudhuri, Choudhury, Chowdhury (Hindi: चौधरी/चौधुरी/चौधारी, Bengali: চৌধুরী) a common surname in the Indian subcontinent.

The title chaudhary was first bestowed by the various rulers of the Delhi Sultanate, and the custom was continued by the breakaway Bengal Sultanate. Later, the Mughals and the Nawabs conferred the same title in great numbers. Chaudharies were "local magnates" responsible for land taxes alongside an amil (revenue collector) and a karkun (accountant) in the local-level administrative units known as parganas.[1][2][3]

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  • Binod Chaudhary (1955-), a Nepalese businessman, industrialist, philanthropist, and politician

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  1. ^ "Administrative System - Sultani Period" (PDF).
  2. ^ "University of Calicut, Kerala" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Odisha State Open University - M.A. (History)" (PDF).