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Kunwar (also spelt Kanwar or Kuar) is an Indian title denoting a prince.[2][3] It is derived from the Sanskrit term Kumar.[4] It was traditionally associated with the feudal Rajputs such as the son of a Rana or Thakur[5][6]

The following are notable uses of the name Kunwar.

In India[edit]

In Nepal[edit]

In Pakistan[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "India Office Select Materials". The British Library. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  2. ^ Ulian, Eva (2010-03-23). Rajput. ISBN 9781449700614.
  3. ^ "Meaning of कुवँर in English". HinKhoj Dictionary. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  4. ^ Hanks, Patrick (2016). The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland. Oxford University Press. p. 1435. ISBN 9780199677764.
  5. ^ "Glossary". Indian Rajputs. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  6. ^ Lethbridge, Sir Roper (1893). The Golden Book of India: A Genealogical and Biographical Dictionary of the Ruling Princes, Chiefs, Nobles, and Other Personages, Titled Or Decorated of the Indian Empire. Aakar Books. ISBN 9788187879541. The Thakur has two sons, Kunwar Takhtsinghji and Kunwar Jawansinghji
  7. ^ "National Heroes / Personalities / Luminaries of Nepal". 23 December 2011.