Sandhawalia

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Sandhawalia
ਸੰਧਾਵਾਲੀਆ
Jat Clan
Location Amritsar, Pathankot
Branches Bhatti[1][2]
Language Punjabi
Religion Sikhism
Surnames Sandhawalia

Sandhawalia (Punjabi: ਸੰਧਾਵਾਲੀਆ) is a very small tribe (or gotra) of Sansi origin which claims Jat status. The tribe is originally from Rajasthan and now living in Punjab. In the 1881 Census it was listed as one of the smallest of the tribes, consisting of rich landowners.[3][4]

Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Sikh ruler of Punjab, shared lineage with the Sandhawalias, but did not share a direct line of descent with them. Preminder Singh Sandhawalia records the family's genealogical history in his book as being of Jat lineage.[5]

History & Distribution[edit]

The Sansi-Sandhawalia claim to originate from Sansi tribe who claim descent Bhatti Rajputs.[6][7] The Sansi-Sandhawalia descended from their ancestor Raja Shah (Salvahan), son of Raja Gaj Singh of Jaisalmer.[8][5]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Preminder Singh Sandhawalia (1999). Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. ISBN 8121509149. 
  2. ^ "Tribalism in India by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya. Page 160". Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Page 172 Historical dictionary of Sikhism - W. H. McLeod - ISBN 0-8108-5088-5 - He belonged to a Jat Got that used the same name.
  4. ^ Preminder Singh Sandhawalia (1999). Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. ISBN 81-215-0914-9. 
  5. ^ a b "We, the Sandhawalias". The Tribute. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Preminder Singh Sandhawalia (1999). Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. ISBN 8121509149. 
  7. ^ "Tribalism in India by Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya. Page 160". Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Jean-Marie Lafont, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Lord of the Five Rivers. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).
  9. ^ Preminder Singh Sandhawalia (1999). Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family. Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. ISBN 8121509149. 

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