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Monday, December 8, 2014

Rights of Eldest Brother on Father’s Properties in Garhwal in Pal /Shah Period

Administration, Social and Cultural Characteristics History of Garhwal in Shah Dynasty -68 

   History of Garhwal including Haridwar (1223- 1804 AD) –part -258     
   History of Uttarakhand (Garhwal, Kumaon and Haridwar) -505

                        By: Bhishma Kukreti (A History Research Student)

              After introduction of Patriarchy, paternal property rights used to transfer to the eldest son. Even till 1960, the name of Kabjedar or tax payer of a Thok (group of blood line families or Mundit) was used to be the son of eldest son of forefathers. In old age before British, eldest son had power to sell fixed and movable properties, animals, women, sons etc. When there was division, eldests brother used to get extra farm as ‘Jethula,’ ‘Jethuda’ or , Jethali’.
 In Jaunsar, Jaunpur, Ravain and Taknaur, the eldest brother used to have marriage and other brothers used to share the wife and it was supposed to be taken from Drapadi –Pandav custom. The children from such family used to children of all brothers.

Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti Mumbai, India, bckukreti@gmail.com7/12/2014
History of Garhwal – Kumaon-Haridwar (Uttarakhand, India) to be continued… Part -506
(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

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