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Bhati Gate, Lahore

Bhati (also spelled Bhatti)[1] is a clan of Gurjars,[2] Rajputs[3] of Chandravanshi origin,[4] and Jats found in the Indian Subcontinent.[5]

Some Bhatis were nomadic cattle-keepers. In the years preceding the Indian rebellion of 1857, these groups lost land by decisions made by the British East India Company, which assigned to Jat peasants grazing lands formerly frequented by the Bhatis in the Delhi and Haryana regions. The British were not enamoured of nomadic tribes, whom they thought exacted protection in the areas that they visited, and the policies of land reform were designed in part to limit this mobility.[6]

At least some of the Bhati Rajput of Rajasthan practised female infanticide between 1883-1998.[3] One princess, a daughter of the Hindu Bhati Rajput ruling family in Dipalpur, was married to Salar Rajab, a Muslim ruler, and gave birth to Firuz Shah Tughlaq. This was one of several examples of inter-religious royal marriage alliances during the period of Turkic Muslim rule in India.[7] Rajput Bhati princesses were also married into the royal family of Jodhpur.[8]

See also


  1. ^ Babb, Lawrence A.; Cort, John E.; Meister, Michael W. (2008). Desert Temples: Sacred Centers of Rajasthan in Historical, Art-historical, and Social Context. Rawat Publications. p. 98.  
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  3. ^ a b Bhatnagar, Rashmi Dube; Dube, Reena (2005). Female Infanticide in India: A Feminist Cultural History. SUNY Press. p. 254.  
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  5. ^ Zafar Iqbal Chaudhary (November 2009). "Epilogue: Bridging divides". Epilogue 3 (11): 48. 
  6. ^ Bayly, Christopher Alan (1990). Indian Society and the Making of the British Empire (Reprinted ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 143, 188–189.  
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