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Thursday, November 20, 2014

History Aspects of Khas in Garhwal in Pal /Shah Period

History Aspects of Lifestyle in Garhwal in Pal /Shah Era -12

Administration, Social and Cultural Characteristics History of Garhwal in Shah Dynasty -49 

History of Garhwal including Haridwar (1223- 1804 AD) –part -238     
   History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -486 
                        By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)
 According to Atkinson (Himalayan Districts), the 90 % population of Bith or Savarn (Upper Caste Claus) was from Khas castes. The Atkinson report stated that only 10% Brahmin and Rajput were pure among Bith/ Savran. Today, there is no difference between Khasiya and Rajput. In census of 1865, there were Khursiya, Khasiya as Khas; Chhatri, Thakur or Rajput as Rajput. Harijan were called as Domeor Muslim.  
            There were tens of Khas sub groups. Their sir name (Jati) was derived from their villages. There were Khas Brahmin and Khas Rajput. Therefore, there was no much cultural differences between Khas Brahmin and Khas Rajput. The Khas Brahmin used to marry with daughters of Khas Rajput as was seen a few years back in jaunsar, Jaunpur, Ravain, Taknaur, and Nagpur regions.
 Khas were old inhabitants or original inhabitants of Garhwal. Khas used to marry their daughters with upper caste Rajput and Brahmins migrated from other parts of India to Garhwal.
  As far as Bijnor and Haridwar districts are concerned, after separating from Shah /Pal regime, Khas of Bijnor and Haridwar lost their identity and blended with other castes. Still, at the bordering line of Garhwal -Bijnor and Haridwar-Garhwal; the Khas Shilpkar or Khas Rajput /Brahmin live there.
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com18/11/2014
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -487 
(The History of Garhwal, Kumaon, Haridwar write up is aimed for general readers)
History of Garhwal from 1223-1804 to be continued in next chapter ….
History of Characteristics of Garhwal Kings Shah dynasty, to be continued


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Notes on South Asian Modern Period  History of Garhwal;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Pauri Garhwal; South Asian  Modern Period  History of Chamoli Garhwal;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Rudraprayag Garhwal;  South Asian Modern  History of Tehri Garhwal; South Asian Modern  History of Uttarkashi Garhwal;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Dehradun, Garhwal;  Modern  History of Haridwar ; South Asian Modern Period   History of Manglaur, Haridwar;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Rurkee Haridwar ;  South Asian Modern Period   History of Bahadarpur Haridwar ; South Asian Modern Period History of Haridwar district, South Asian History of Bijnor old Garhwal
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History Aspects of Khas in Garhwal in Pal /Shah Period; History Aspects of Khas in Uttarkashi Garhwal in Pal /Shah Period; History Aspects of Khas in Tehri Garhwal in Pal /Shah Period; History Aspects of Khas in Rudraprayag Garhwal in Pal /Shah Period; History Aspects of Khas in Chamoli Garhwal in Pal /Shah Period; History Aspects of Khas in Pauri Garhwal in Pal /Shah Period; History Aspects of Khas in Dehradun  Garhwal in Pal /Shah Period; History Aspects of Khas in Haridwar, Garhwal in Pal /Shah Period; History Aspects of Khas in Bijnor  Garhwal in Pal /Shah Period;