List and Population of Muslim Rajput clans of the Lahore Division

The Muslim Rajputs of the old Lahore division in effect belonged to three distinct cultural groupings. Those in the central part of the division, covering roughly most of Gujranwala, Lahore, Amritsar and the Batala Tehsil of Gurdaspur tended to belong to four large tribal groupings, the Bhatti, Chauhan, Khokhar and Naru clans, all of whom had traditions of migration from Rajasthan. Sialkot District and the other three tehsils of Gurdaspur were home to groups of Dogras who had converted to Islam such as the Agan, Bhao, Katil, Minhas and Sulehria, with origins in the Jammu or Kangra regions. Culturally, these groups have much in common with the Chibhalis who have been discussed in my earlier posts. Finally, in the region starting from Sharaqpur tehsil, and including all of the historic Montgomery District was home to the Bar nomads, groups such as the Bhagsanke branch of the Bhattis, as well as the Joiyas, Kathia, Kharals, Sials and Wattu, all of whom were known as the Maharavi aqwam, or the Great Ravi tribes. My posts under the category Tribes of the Bar, look into greater detail on the origin myths of these tribes.

Lahore District

The total Rajput population in the district according to 1931 Census of India was 100,903, of which Muslims numbered 82,054 or 82% of the population. According to 1911 Census of India the main clans in Lahore District were as follows

Tribe

 Lahore Tehsil  Chunian Tehsil  Kasur Tehsil

Total

Awan

433

101

377

911

Bhatti

7,640

7,284

5,062

19,986

Chauhan

1,207

185

180

1,578

Dhudhi

93

199

2

294

Joiya

274

280

289

843

Khokhar

5,398

2,215

786

8,339

Naru

384

213

 

610

Panwar

749

213

740

1,702

Rathore

14

14

 

28

Sulehria

948

46

 

989

 

Amritsar District

The total Rajput population in the district according to 1931 Census of India was 33,904, of which Muslims numbered 27,253 or 80% of the population. According to 1911 Census of India the main clans in Amritsar District were as follows

Tribe

 Amritsar Tehsil  Tarn Taran Tehsil  Ajnala Tehsil

Total

Bhatti

7,755

2,457

6,205

16,417

Chauhan

1,139

23

145

1,307

Manj

450

479

558

1,478

Naru

103

228

958

1,289

 

 

Gujranwala District

The total Rajput population according to 1931 Census of India was 15,607, of which Muslims numbered 10,473 or 67% of the total population. According to 1911 Census of India the main clans in Gujranwala District were as follows:

Tribe

 Gujranwala Tehsil  Wazirabad Tehsil  Hafizabad Tehsil  Khanqah Dogran Tehsil  Sharaqpur Tehsail

Total

Bhatti

268

171

2,099

2,758

4,064

9,388

Chauhan

131

52

10

97

313

605

Gondal

24

       

24

Joiya

 

9

   

2

11

Khokhar

193

96

38

188

1,124

1,637

Wattu

     

1,115

7

1,122

 

 

Gurdaspur District

The total Rajput population in the district according to 1931 Census of India was 91,459, of which Muslims numbered 56,668 or 62% of the total Rpopulation. According to 1911 Census of India the main clans in Gurdaspur District were as follows:

Tribe

 Gurdaspur Tehsil  Batala Tehsil  Shakargarh Tehsil  Pathankot Tehsil

Total

Agan

561

8

   

569

Awan

427

369

236

99

1,131

Bhatti

1,638

4,016

942

3,673

10,269

Bhao

706

     

706

Chauhan

515

525

173

339

1,552

Katil

11

2

2,078

13

2,104

Khokhar

1,189

2,040

381

269

3,879

Manj

313

670

27

201

1,221

Minhas

1,537

90

679

751

3,057

Naru

1,389

250

51

325

2,015

Pathania

 

 

2

 

69

71

Sulehria

311

87

5,465

1,907

7,770

 

Sialkot District

The total Rajput population in the district according to 1931 Census of India was 67,674, of which Muslims numbered 55,098 or 81% of the total population. According to 1911 Census of India the main Muslim clans in Sialkot District were as follows:

Tribe

 Sialkot Tehsil  Pasrur Tehsil  Zaffarwal Tehsil  Raya Tehsil  Daska Tehsil

Total

Bhatti

271

1,880

2,113

1,880

271

7,605

Chauhan

25

115

243

114

373

873

Janjua

656

3

25

121

43

854

Minhas

472

24

335

15

43

869

Sulehria

35

244

14,223

95

103

15,627

 

Montgomery District

The total Rajput population in the district according to 1931 Census of India was 120,212, of which Muslims numbered 112,388 or 93% of the total population. According to 1911 Census of India the main Muslim Rajput clans in Montgomery District were as follows:

Tribe

 Sahiwal Tehsil  Gugera Tehsil  Dipalpur Tehsil  Pakpattan Tehsil

Total

Baghela

919

4

   

923

Bhatti

1,026

1,498

3,014

1,892

7,380

Chauhan

108

92

280

147

627

Dhanwal

559

     

559

Dhudhi

26

4

107

641

778

Dogar

1

27

58

1,214

1,300

Doli

491

 

148

 

639

Jandran

8

   

543

551

Joiya

260

266

861

3,732

5,119

Kathia

2,875

 

12

71

2,900

Khichi

77

1,002

61

175

1,315

Khokhar

432

191

267

401

1,291

Phullarwan

27

 

880

28

935

Rath

75

   

630

706

Sial

3,055

107

49

75

3,286

Wattu

617

1,653

9,916

3,481

15,647

 

 

 

 

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