H.A. Rose tells us that Arar (अरड़) . Arr (अरड़), a tribe of Muhammadans of Jat status found in Dipalpur tahsil, Montgomery District, where they are settled along the Lahore border on the upper course of the Khanwah canal. They claim Mughal descent, yet say they came from Arabia, and are fairly good cultivators. Their ancestor came from Delhi, where he was in service 500 years ago, and settled in their present seat. By contracting marriages with Jats they have sunk to Jat status. In the Minchinabad nizdmat of Bahawalpur they are to be found intermarrying with, or giving daughters to, the Wattus. Also found in Shahpur, and classed as agricultural tribe in both districts.
विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर ने लेख किया है ... अराड़ (AS, p.38) डॉ. होए के अनुसार अराड़ वर्तमान आरा (ज़िला शाहबाद, बिहार) का प्राचीन नाम है। उनके अनुसार गौतम बुद्ध का समकालीन दार्शनिक अराड़कलाम यहीं का निवासी था।
Distribution in Pakistan
Arar - The Arar claim descent from a Mughal nobleman. They are found in Dipalpur.
According to 1911 census the Arar was the principal Muslim Jat clan in districts:
Distribution in Haryana
Villages in Bhiwani District
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/A, p.16
- Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.38
- देखे आर्कियोलॉजिकल सर्वे रिपोर्ट जिल्द 3, पृ. 70
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