Malik Jat clan

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Malik or Malak is a gotra of Jats found in Haryana and UP states of India. In Muzaffarnagar area, there are 52 villages of this Gotra; this area is known as Gathwala-Khap.[citation needed]

The Malik Jats were originally called Ghatwal; , they proudly started calling themselves malik ("lord").[1] They were zamindars (landowners) during the Mughal era.[2]


  1. ^ Stokes, Eric (1980). The Peasant and the Raj: Studies in Agrarian Society and Peasant Rebellion in Colonial India. Cambridge University Press. p. 17, 293. ISBN 978-0-52129-770-7. 
  2. ^ Raychaudhuri, Tapan; Habib, Irfan; Kumar, Dharma, eds. (1983). The Cambridge Economic History of India. 2 (Reprinted ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 37, 70. ISBN 978-0-52122-802-2.