Mangat

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Mangat (मांगट)[1] [2] Mangat (मंगत)[3] [4] Mangath (मांगठ)[5] is a gotra of Jats dwelling in Punjab, India and Pakistan.

Guru Mangat is a town, now in Pakistan, owned Punjab [6] and from its name, it may be said that the town was founded by the Jats of Mangat clan. Today, Mangat is a well known Jat clan name, at least among the Jat Sikhs [7]. [8]

History

B S Dahiya[9] writes about Mangat clan: In the Tang period of Chinese history, the Chinese called the Mongols as Mengu Pronounced as Mung-nguet. [10] It is this word Mung-nguet which is now written as Mongait In Russia , e.g. A.L. Mongait, author of the Archeology in USSR, Pelican series, London (1961) and is written as Mangat (a Jat clan) in India, This clan’s name appears in Mahabharata as Manonugat-a country in Kroncha Dvipa, east of Pamirs. [11] This has almost exact similarity with the Chinese form.

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Hoshiarpur district


Villages in Patiala district

Patiala district has Mangats (5,400).

This clan holds 6 villages in the sub-district of Sahibgarh,Jarg( जर्ग), Murthala(मुरथला), Rurdki(रुड़की),Julajan (जुलाजन),Deeva (दीवा ).[12]

Villages in Ludhiana district

Ludhiana district has Mangat population (6,663).[13]

Villages in Nawanshahr district


Villages in Ludhiana district

Ramgarh (रामगढ़),Raipur (रायपुर), Chhindar (छिन्दड़), Katani Kalan (कटाणी कलां) ,Katani Khurd (कटाणी खुर्द),Katana(कटाणा), Baggowala(बग्गोवाल), Jatana (जटाणा), Lallkalan (लल्लकलां), Thal(थाल), Kotsarai (कोटसराय)

Distribution in Uttra pradesh

Village in Amroha

Mahamdi

Distribution in Pakistan

Mangat - The Mangat claim Rajput ancestry. They are found in Mandi Bahauddin and Gujrat districts. Muslim Mangat were also found in Ambala and Ludhiana districts. They too have settled in Mandi Bahauddin.

According to 1911 census, the Mangats were one of the principal Muslim Jat clans with population in Gujranwala District (549), Gujrat District (1,075). [14]

Notable persons from this gotra

  • B.S. Mangat, Deputy Inspector–General of Police, Punjab is a scion of his clan.

References

  1. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.240, s.n.140
  2. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.56,s.n. 2029
  3. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. म-66
  4. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.55,s.n. 2006
  5. History and study of the Jats/Chapter 10
  6. Gupta, H.R., editor, Panjab or Punjab on the eve of First Sikh War, Published by the Publication Bureau of the Punjab University, Chandigarh, Punjab, 1956, pp. 212, 295, 135, 266.
  7. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II, pp. 237
  8. History and study of the Jats, B.S Dhillon, p.105
  9. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Jat Clan in India,p. 264
  10. Journal Asiatique 1920 , I, quoted by Studies in Indian History and Civilization by Buddha Prakash p. 409
  11. Bhisma Parva, 12 / 21
  12. History and study of the Jats, B.S Dhillon, p.126
  13. History and study of the Jats, B.S Dhillon, p.123
  14. Census Of India 1911 Volume Xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul

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