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Pundhir or Pundir
Classification Rajput
Religions Hinduism
Languages Hindi, Rajasthani, Garhwali, Kumaoni and Awadhi
Populated States Punjab region, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh
Subdivisions Hindustani, Punjabi, Himachali, Garhwali and Awadhi

The Pundir (also spelled Pandeer, Pandir, Pundhir, Pundeer or Poondir) is a Suryavanshi clan of Rajputs.


Eric Stokes noted that

In the Katha the Pundir Rajputs stood out as the dominant landholders, dwelling together as a formidable clan that had never been properly brought under close administration. A proud, hardy race ... they possessed a long history of turbulence. Significantly they had successfully warded off alien intrusion ... So formidable did they appear as adversaries before the recapture of Delhi at the end of September 1857 that the British left them severely alone, despite their attacks on Deoband town and in similar depredations.[1]



  1. ^ Stokes, Eric (1980). The Peasant and the Raj: Studies in Agrarian Society and Peasant Rebellion in Colonial India. Cambridge University Press. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-52129-770-7. 
  • Evatt, John T. Historical Record of the Royal Garhwal Rifles (p. 78; p. 103)
  • Roy, K. The Construction of Regiments in the Indian Army: 1859-1913. War in History, 1 April 2001, vol. 8, no. 2 (pp. 127–148)
  • Bajpai, Shiv Chandra. The Northern Frontier of India: Central and Western Sector (p. 23)
  • Siddiqi, Jamal Muhammad. A Historical Survey: Ancient Times to 1803 AD (p. 124; p. 180)