Channa

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Channa (चन्ना) is a Jat clan found in Balochistan, Pakistan.

Origin

History

Rao Kehar was a name highly respected in the history of the Bhatti race, and whose exploit must have been the contemporary of the celebrated Khalif Al Walid, the first whose arms extended to the plains of India, and one of whose earliest conquests and chief positions was Arore, the capital of Upper Sinde. [1]

Rao Kehar had five sons; viz., Rao Tano, Ooti-rao, Channar, Kafrio, Thaem. [2]


All of them had offspring, who became the heads of clans, retaining the patronymic. All were soldiers of fortune, and they conquered the lands of the Channa Rajpoots; (The tribe of Channa is now extinct) but the latter revenged themselves upon Kehur, whom they attacked and slew as he was hunting. [3]

James Tod writes that Bhatti Chief Chachick Deo succeeded Kuilan, in S. 1275 (A.D. 1219). Soon after his succession, he carried on war against the Channa Rajputs (now extinct), of whom he slew two thousand, capturing fourteen thousand cows, and compelling the tribe to take refuge with the Johyas. Soon after, the Rawal invaded the lands of Rana Urmsi, prince of the Sodas, who, though taken by surprise, assembled four thousand horse: but was defeated, and forced to fly for shelter to the walls of his capital, Amarkot. The Puar was glad to obtain the absence of his foe by the offer of his daughter in marriage.[4]

Population

As per the list of Jat clans of Balochistan compiled by census takers for the 1901 its population was 37 in 1911. [5]

Notable persons

Distribution

They are found in Dadu (Urdu: ضلع دادو) district of Sindh province, Pakistan.

References

  1. James Tod: Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, Volume II, Annals of Jaisalmer, p.209
  2. James Tod: Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, Volume II, Annals of Jaisalmer, p.209
  3. James Tod: Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, Volume II, Annals of Jaisalmer, p.209
  4. James Tod: Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, Volume II, Annals of Jaisalmer, p.223
  5. Census of India 1901 Volume 5, Baluchistan Pt 1, Report and Tables Provincial Table No. 2 Local Distribution of Indigenous Tribes in Baluchistan pages 124 to 133

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