Arar

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Arar (अरड़) Arad (अरड़) Arr (अरड़) is a Muslim Jat clan found in Pakistan. Also found in Haryana

History

H.A. Rose[1] 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.

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:

  • Montgomery District (Sahiwal District) - Arar (1,800)
  • Mianwali District - Arar (678)

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Bhiwani District

Dhani Mahu

Notable persons

References

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