Lalkhani

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lalkhani
Regions with significant populations
• India
Languages
UrduHindi
Religion
Islam 100%
Related ethnic groups
Rajput

The Lalkhani are a Muslim Rajput community, found in North India. They are a sub-division of the Bargujar clan of Rajputs. The community is found mainly in the districts of Aligarh and Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh. They are found in Dataganj and Gunnaur tehsils of Badaun District. The term Lalkhani does not apply to all Muslim Bargujar, as those originally from Haryana.[1]

Origin[edit]

The Lalkhani Rajputs once held estates in the districts of Aligarh and Bulandshahr.[2] From their clan came the Muhammad Ahmad Said Khan Chhatari "Nawab of Chhatari", a prominent Muslim League politician, and last Prime Minister of the Hyderabad State.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part Two edited by A Hasan & J C Das
  2. ^ Robinson, Francis (2007). Separatism Among Indian Muslims: The Politics of the United Provinces. Cambridge University Press. pp. 19–20.