The Rajputs of Saurashtra

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Popular Prakashan, Jan 1, 1994 - Rajput (Indic people) - 342 pages
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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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Best read confessions of oppressors' without mincing words. The same old bravest of the brave and khandiyaas(revenue share givers) of Nawab of junagadh+ gaiakwar of vadodara+ company sircar were so vicious on their own god fearing and rabbitlike raiyat(populace) that their reputation is zero after indipendance(99#). Good riddance. 

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Khavas is nt Down graded or lower cast... If kings need household workers then there r many other casts in our society.... Khavas is protector nd most trustworthy of the kings..... Nd In this modern age we can say that... Khavas r " Z security " of the kings...... Bcoz of Khavas Rajput.... The kings ruled easily over their states..... If U do nt give respect to the such cast then You have no right to Humiliate Such A Brave cast....
Give name of one state without Khavas Rajputs....U can nt given even single state without Khavas rajputs....this clearly showed They r Special-Rajputs of the states.....nad in Gujarati Special means " Khas " so their colonies near states r called " Khas rajput vasahat-vasvat " in short with passing of time called " Kh-vas ".
 

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Contents

Foreword
1
A Historical Outline of Saurashtra
29
Rjput
47
The Kathis
53
Kinship
95
Houses
141
Family
148
Polygyny
171
Religions Beliefs and Practices
214
Khavas
227
The Charans and Barots
238
The Urban Life of Rajputs
269
Character of Rajput
286
Education
300
Rajputs in the Late Sixties
310
Conclusion
318

Rakhat
179
Sexual Life of the Rajputs
189
Purdah
199
Female Infanticide
208

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