Gat

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Gat (गाट)[1] Gaat (गात), Ghat (घाट) is a Hindu Jat Gotra. The Jats of Gaat, Gat, Gatt gotra are found in Haryana and Rajasthan. Gat (गाट) Jat clan is found in Afghanistanalso.[2] Gat (गत) is a Muhammadan Jat clan found in Montgomery, Pakistan[3].

History

Hukum Singh Panwar writes:[4] There is every probability that 'ngiwattia' was transformed into Gut-tia, and was abbreviated as Guti or Gut in course of time.

We may also note that what MacRitchie has observed : namely that the form Jaut of Jat, (which he came across in the memoirs of Lord Combermare), appears to offer the best compromise...with the popular English form as a similar word Ghat, viz. Ghaut[5] which exactly sounds like Chinese, ngiwat. It is significant, further, that British officers called Jat as Gat but in writing that they spelt it as Gat or Gaut[6]


Hukum Singh Panwar [7] It was Calvin Kephart[8] who, for the first time, declared that

"Scythian conveys only geographical sense and there was ethnically no Scythian race".

The implications of this concept were radical and far reaching, for it meant that the distinction between brachycephalic and dolichocephalic characteristics became irrelevant. If Cuno's axiom that language is no test of a race, demolished the thesis of the Scythic origin of the Jats in India and that of the Aryan origin of the German in Europe, Calvin Kephart's formulation dismissed as untenable Risleys artificial distinction between the Aryans and the Scythians, which in fact, belonged to the same race-the white race[9] which later became famous as Aryan or Nordic or Causasian race. He,however, opened up new vistas for fresh approach in the study of the German Goths and Indian Jats who were also occasionally described[10] as Gaut or Gat or Ghator (in plural) in India by some British scholars.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Phephana,

Villages in Nagaur district

Nimbola,

Villages in Bikaner district

4 Bgm, Karmisar,

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Sirsa district

Ludesar,

Notable persons

External links

See also

Gallery of Gat people

References

  1. डॉ पेमाराम:राजस्थान के जाटों का इतिहास, 2010, पृ.299
  2. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.135
  3. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/G,p.280
  4. The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations/Jat-Its variants, pp.346
  5. Mac. Ritchie, op.cit., p. 78.
  6. Princep, Sett, R. of Sialkot, S. 136; 1865. H.A Rose, Gloss. of Trib. and Castes Vol. III, p. 416.
  7. The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations/The Scythic origin of the Jats, p. 185
  8. Races of Mankind (Their Origin and Migration), Peter Owen Ltd., London, 1961, p. 261.
  9. Rice, T.T.; Scythians, London, 1961, p. 39.
  10. Settlement Report of Distt. Sialkote. Sec. 36. Rose. Gloss. Vol.III. p. 416.

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