The Rajputs of Saurashtra
The Author Has Made A Detailed And Meticulous Examination Of All Aspects Of Social Life Of Rajputs, Their Religious Beliefs, Gender Relations, Education And Aesthetic Life. Based On Field Work, Royal Archives Of Many Former Princely States. Useful For Social Scientists.
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I think the writer is very poor at history and his sole purpose of writing this book is just to degarde other
Kshatriyas, he should have done research before writing this book. In this book writer says that The Kathis are
foreigners, Let me tell you they are purest aryans, purer than Hindus. I am talking about the era when relegion
system was not existed. (Proof - Report of Tours in the Central Doab and Gorakhpur in 1874-75 and 1875-76). Kathi
and malli (vala) resided in Sakala and Multan from the time of Mahabharata. And as writer said that Kathis
sometimes referred as Rajputs so there is a reason that some clans of the rajput made a treaty with Kathis and had
a marital relation with them such as Vala, Rathore, Parmars, chauhan, zalas. in Kathi there are two ataks(Surname)
which are original kathis such as Patgirs and manjariyas so majority of them belonged to Rajputs, therfore they
are reffered as rajputs. Writer doesn't even know what Rajput term means. Raj put means a son of Raja(king).
Kathis always lived like ruler either it be as multan, sankala, kutch or Saurshtra. Have you ever heard that any region is known from anyone's community. no... right? except Kathiyawad. it's because we ruled Kathiyawad and gave a great defeat to local rajputs. Here writer is not able to digest that how a community who were outsiders and ruled the part where they have been living from many centuries.
If Khavas are from Lower cast then its absolutely wrong. Because in Raj mahel.. .. Strictly prohibited for Lower cast....So They are not from Lower cast and at that time There are is no Government .... king is chief of State... so If anybody serves in RajMahel its better than many other job......
Khavas Rajput are the most trust worthy of The Kings....They also known as " Khas ". means Special Persons of the King.
A Historical Outline of Saurashtra
Religions Beliefs and Practices
The Charans and Barots
The Urban Life of Rajputs
Character of Rajput
Rajputs in the Late Sixties