Tarkhan (Punjab): Khokhar, List of Arya Vaishya People, Kalsi Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156274811

Published: May 31st 2010

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36 pages


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Chapters: Khokhar, List of Arya Vaishya People, Kalsi. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million booksMoreChapters: Khokhar, List of Arya Vaishya People, Kalsi.

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Khokhar (Hindi:, Urdu:, Punjabi: ) or Khokar (Hindi:, Punjabi: Urdu: ) are a people of Pakistan and India.

According to H.A. Rose they are the gotra of Prajapati, Rajput, Jat/Jaat. In terms of religion, they are Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christians (possibly some other faiths). Many Muslim Khokhars, commonly known as Qutb Shahi Khokhars, also claim ancestry from Qutb Shah, who is said to have come from Ghazni with Mahmud of Ghazni. In Pakistan they are predominately Muslim with a Christian minority and are one of the largest Rajput clans in Punjab, they are also commonly found in Azad Kashmir and the Hazara Division of the North-West Frontier Province.

In India, where they are predominately Hindu or Sikh, they are mainly found in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. The Khokhars were designated as an agricultural tribe. Before the partition of India, many Sikh and Hindu Khokhars lived in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan of West Punjab. Likewise (before Partition), many Muslim Khokhars lived in Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, Amritsar and Jalandhar districts of East Punjab. Most of these emigrated to West Punjab, now called Pakistani Punjab, after independence in 1947. In central and northern Punjab, they were and are still found in Lahore, Jhang, Chiniot Gujranwala, Jhelum, Kasur, Sialkot, Khushab, and Gujrat.

Hindu and Sikh Khokhars can be found in many regions of Indian Punjab (Batala, Chandigarh, Gurdaspur, Ropar, Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib), Jammu and Kashmir and Gujarat, many Hindu and Sikh Khokhars moved from Pakistan to India after the partition of British India. In addition, Muslim and Hindu Khokhars are also found in western region of U...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=3092119



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