Chunian Tehsil

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Chunian is a city and tehsil of Kasur District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Chunian city

Chunian is an historic city of Punjab, Pakistan. It is located at 30° 58' 0N 73° 58' 60E. The is located at an elevations of 177 metres (583 feet), and lies about 70 km south of Lahore, the Punjab capital.

The tehsil of Chunian is administratively subdivided into 27 Union Councils]], these are:


The present Chunian city is more than 500 years old. Some parts of the city fortification and several of its gates still exist. The city is built on a mound thought to have been built by the Harappan or Indus Valley Civilisation. Very little excavation has sought to confirm this. the Archeology Department, Government of Pakistan carried out the last excavation in 1978. Among other objects, coins dating back to Alexander the Great's time (c. 323 BC) were discovered at the site. A large area of unexcavated mounds extends to the south-west of the city where ancient bricks and shards of pottery can be found on the surface. Popular legend holds that the city has been destroyed nine times in the past. The present name is popularly believed to have been derived from 'Chunni', name of a daughter of Raja Todar Mal, the dewan or revenue minister to Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great. Little historical evidence of this belief has been documented. People of nearby villages call the city Chooni in local dialect of Punjabi. Main Historical Places

  • Qilla Ropa Singh
  • Davi Darwaza
  • Harchoki Gate
  • Darbar Baba (Mato Shah )Mushtfa Shah Bukhari

जाटों का विस्तार

डॉ रणजीतसिंह[1] भारत भूमि में जाटों के विस्तार को देखते हुए योगेन्द्रपाल शास्त्री [2] ने लिखा है कि ...."जाट अपने आदि देश भारतवर्ष के कोने-कोने में नहीं वरन उपजाऊ प्रदेशों की ऊंची भूमियों पर बसे हुए हैं। नदियों की अति निकटवर्ती खादर भूमि या पहाड़ों की तलहटी में उनकी सामूहिक विद्यमानता नहीं पाई जाती। डेरा गाजी खां, डेरा इस्माइल खां, डेरा फतेह खाँ, बन्नू, कोहाट, हजारा, नौशेरा, सियालकोट, गुजरात, गुजरान वाला, लायलपुर, मिंटगुमरी, लाहौर की चुनिया तहसील में कुल मिलाकर 25 लाख जाट आज भी बसे हुए हैं। यद्यपि इनका धर्म है इस्लाम है किंतु रक्त की दृष्टि से जाट होने का उन्हें गर्व है। विभाजित भारत में जाटों की संख्या किसी भी प्रकार कम नहीं है। "


  1. Jat Itihas By Dr Ranjit Singh/1.Jaton Ka Vistar,p. 6
  2. योगेद्रपाल, क्षत्रिय जातियों का उत्थान और पतन, पृष्ठ 271-73