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Rajput: Social community of South Asia
Rajput, also called Thakur, is a large multi-component cluster of castes, kin bodies, and local groups, sharing social status and ideology of genealogical descent originating from the Indian subcontinent. The term Rajput covers various patrilineal clans historically associated with warriorhood: several clans claim Rajput status, although not all claims are universally accepted. According to modern scholars, almost all Rajput clans originated from peasant or pastoral communities.


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Rajasthan cabinet likely to be expanded today at Raj Bhavan in Jaipur: Sources

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Debutant MLA Bhajan Lal first Brahmin CM of Rajasthan in 33 years

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Rajasthan: Communities start lobbying for cabinet berths for their MLAs

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Slain Karni outfit chief's wife says Ashok Gehlot ignored February alert

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Who was Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena chief shot dead in Jaipur?

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Haryana's Nuh, battling communal strife, is one of the most backward areas of India, know why it is infamous

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Maharana Pratap Jayanti: 9 unknown-facts about the Rajput king who challenged Akbar

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Rana Sanga birth anniversary: All you need to know about Rajput king who resisted Babur

Rana Sanga (also known as Maharana Sangram Singh) was a Rajput ruler of Mewar, a region in present-day Rajasthan, India. It is widely believed that he was born on April 12, 1482, in Malwa, Rajasthan,..
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Rajputs need to take up arms again, says BJP leader Sangeet Som

In an apparent attack on the Muslim community, controversial BJP leader and former MLA Sangeet Som has said Rajputs need to take up arms again.
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Civilian shot dead by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam

Satish Kumar Singh, a Rajput, was shot by terrorists in Kakran area of the south Kashmir district at around 7.30 pm.
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Rajput outfits want Haldighati plaque changed

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