Bisen Khanzada

"Bisen" word is derived from Sanskrit word which means" one man army" They are rajput found in India mainly in Uttarpardesh widely sperad across bihar,MP,HP and other areas.They are well known for their power and words. They were the older rajputs among with others

Origin

The Bisen r from Bisen Rajput community. There are in fact several distinct communities of Bisen scattered throughout eastern Uttar Pradesh. Each. Perhaps the most famous Bisen Khanzada family is said of the taluqdars of Usmanpur in Barabanki District. This estate was founded by one Kaunsal Singh(Raja Khushhal singh), who obtained an estate as a reward for military service under the . The estate of Usmanpur was founded by Ghanzafar Khan, who was confirmed ownership of Usmanpur and neighbouring villages by the Nawabs of Awadh.[1]

In addition to the Rajah of Usmanpur, prominent Bisen families are also found in Balrampur District, where the zamindars of Mahua and Burhapara were substantial landowners.

Present circumstances

They are Hindu rajput, except the taluqdar families, but incorporate many folk beliefs. They are found mainly in the districts of Basti, Azamgarh, Sitapur, Faizabad, Barabanki, Sultanpur and Balrampur. The Bisen Khanzada are no longer substantial landowners, as their large estates have now been broken up. Most are now small to medium sized farmers.

The sense of belonging to the Rajput community remains strong, with the Bisen Khanzada still strongly identifying themselves with the wider Rajput community of Awadh, and often refer to themselves as simply Rajput. This is shown by the persistence in their marriages of Rajput customs, like bursting of fire crackers and sending specially made laddoos to biradati members. Many members of the community continue to serve in the armed forces of India, an activity traditionally associated with the Rajputs. The Khanzada, however have been badly affected by abolishment of the zamindari system, with many now destitute. However, like other Indians, there is growing movement towards rthodoxy, with many of their villages containing schools, with it beginning to replace the Awadhi dialect they traditionally spoke.[2]

See also

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.