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Ranghar

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Ranghar
Sumneus Khan, Ranghur Mahomedans, Formerly Rajpoots, Hissar (NYPL b13409080-1125417).tiff
Sumneus Khan of Ranghur Mahomedans (formerly Rajpoots), Hissar.
Total population
Unknown
Regions with significant populations
  • India
  • Pakistan
Languages
Religion
Islam

Ranghar are a community of Muslim Rajputs in the Indian states of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh;[1] and in Sindh (Muhajirs) and Punjab in Pakistan.[2]

History and origin

The Ranghar were classified as an "agricultural tribe" by the British Raj administration. This was often taken to be synonymous with the classification of martial race, and some Ranghars were recruited to the British Indian Army.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ Ashok Pratap Singh and Pratija Kumari (2007). Psychological implications in Industrial Performance. pp. 694–696. ISBN 9788182202009.
  2. ^ Singh, S.; Haryana (India). Gazetteers Organisation (2001). Haryana State Gazetteer: Lacks special title. Gazetteer of India. Haryana Gazetteers Organisation, Revenue Department.
  3. ^ Mazumder, Rajit K. (2003). The Indian Army and the Making of Punjab. Orient Longman. p. 105. ISBN 978-81-7824-059-6.