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Kajla (काजला)[1] Kajala (काजला)[2] Kaajla (काजला) Kanjla (कांजला) is a Gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan,[3] Punjab and Haryana. They are also found in Dera Ghazi Khan District in Pakistan. [4] Kajla are found in Northern Bar in the Gujranwala district, Pakistan.[5] They were supporters of Saroya Confederacy. [6] [7]

History

Ram Swarup Joon[8] writes about Saran, Randhawa, Kajla: The Saran gotra is a branch of Bhatti gotra and the Saran Jats are associated with the royal dynasty of Jaisalmer. Their capital was in Bikaner State, which was later occupied by the Rathors. The Sarans live in this area even today.

In the history of this gotra there have been two famous men named Kajal Singh and his son Randhir Singh. Kajal Singh is the forefather of the Kajala gotra of the Jats who mostly live in Bikaner and Haryana.


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Randhir Singh founded the village of Jhandiala in 1580 in the Punjab and his descendants are called Randhawa. His grandson Targha adopted the Sikh religion and while serving as Jathedar in Patiala misl ruled over Targha Pargana.


Randhawa, Saran, Kajla are gotras of Jats related with each other.

Inscriptional Evidence

Bhim Singh Dahiya[9] writes....(7) Kajla - We know Satrap Liaka Kusuluka, and his son Patika Kuzula. This clan name is also associated with Kozola Kadphises, i.e., Kad (high) Phises (lord or chief) of Kozola clan. Sten Konow rightly endorses the view of Prof. Luders


[p.40]: that Kuzula/Kozola is a family name.[10] In fact it is a clan name, now written as Kazala/Kajla. The Kajla Jats are now found in Bikaner area.[11] (see also W. Hoey, on the word Kozola.)


Liaka Kusulaka was an Indo-Scythian satrap of the area of Chukhsa in the northwestern South Asia during the 1st century BCE. Liaka Kusulaka is mentioned in the Taxila copper plate (British Museum). The name "Κοζουλο" was also used by the first Kushan ruler Kujula Kadphises (Greek: Κοζουλου Καδφιζου, Kozoulou Kadphizou or Κοζολα Καδαφες, Kozola Kadaphes), which may suggest some family connection.[12]

Villages founded by Kajla clan

Sub divisions of Saroya

Bhim Singh Dahiya[13] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Saroya when they gained political ascendancy. The Kajla clan supported the ascendant clan Saroya and became part of a political confederacy.[14]

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Sikar district

Bibipur Chhota, Chala, Chachiwad Bara, Dulhepura, Fakirpura, Gothra (Bhukaran) Jerthi, Kajala Dhani, Khinwasar, Kudan, Modyawar, Nimki, Sikar, Tasar Badi

Villages in Bikaner district

Shekhsar,

Locations in Jaipur city

Bapu Nagar, Bajaj Nagar, Durgapura, Murlipura Scheme,

Villages in Jaipur district

Mundiya Garh,

Villages in Churu district

Dhani Kajla, Kadia, Kalana Teeba, Leelki,

Villages in Jodhpur district

Jodhpur, Surpura Khurd,

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Hanumangarh , Sangaria, Surewala,

Villages in Nagaur district

Begpura, Nimbi Khurd,

Villages in Jhunjhunu district

Ajari Kalan, Banibadh Kajlan, Dhindhwa Bichla, Loyal,

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Bhiwani district

Jainawas,

Villages in Jhajjar district

Soldha,

Villages in Hisar district

Kaimri,

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Firozpur district

Panchkosi

Villages in Hoshiarpur district

Villages in Kapurthala district

Villages in Nawanshahr district

Villages in Rupnagar district

Villages in Sangrur district

Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census the Kajla were the principal Muslim Jat clan:

Notable persons

  • Liaka Kusulaka was an Indo-Scythian satrap of the area of Chukhsa, near Taxila, in the northwestern South Asia during the 1st century BCE. Liaka Kusulaka is mentioned in the Taxila copper plate (British Museum).
  • Patika Kuzula was an Indo-Scythian satrap of Chuksa , near Taxila, in the northwestern South Asia during the 1st century BCE. Patika Kusulaka is mentioned in the Taxila copper plate (British Museum). He was son of Liaka Kusuluka.
  • Kajal Singh is the forefather of the Kajala gotra of the Jats.
  • Lal Chand Kajla - Successful physician and the first Jat MBBS from Haryana
  • Hardev Ram Kajla (born:1905) (चौधरी हरदेवराम काजला) was from village Jerthi, Sikar, Rajasthan. He was Freedom fighter of Shekhawati farmers movement. [15]
  • Shyobaks Ram Kajla (चौधरी शयोबाक्सराम काजला) from Jerthi, Sikar, Rajasthan, was a Freedom fighter and hero of Shekhawati farmers movement. [16]
  • Dr. G. D. Singh - Ex Dean and Dir., Extension Education, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner. Village - Jerthi, Kudan, Sikar.
  • Dr. Shiv Prasad Singh Kajla - RAS Rajasthan, 143,Pratap Nagar Ext., opposite RN Public School, Vaidji Ka Chouraha, Murlipura Scheme, Jaipur, Mob : 9929956099, Mob: 9414323899, Email: spskajla@gmail.com, sps96@rediffmail.com
  • Mahadev Singh Khandela (Kajla) - Ex. State Central Minister.
  • Vimal Kumar Kajla - GM K.K. Electro. Trade , Date of Birth : 25-February-1972, Present Address : 203, Mahaveer Nagar Ii, Maharini Farm Durgapura Jaipur, Phone: 0141-2761837, Mob: 9414047268
  • Dr.R.K.Kajla - Associate Professor Surgery,SPMC Bikaner
  • Karan Singh Kajla - ACF,
  • Indraj Singh Kajla - RAS, SDM Nawa Nagaur.
  • Mukesh Kajla (Dr): DANICS 2016 Batch, From Sikar, Rajasthan, M: 95718 11939

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References

  1. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.239, s.n.104
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. क-17
  3. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
  4. Census Of India 1911 Volume Xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul
  5. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/K,p.437
  6. Jat Varna Mimansa (1910) by Pandit Amichandra Sharma,p. 57
  7. Bhim Singh Dahiya: Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I, p.316
  8. Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V, p. 99-100
  9. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/The Jats, pp.39-40
  10. CII. Vol. II, pt. I, p. XXXIII.
  11. JRAS, 1902, pp. 428-29; also pp. 754-762.
  12. Rapson, E. J. (1967). A Catalogue of the Indian Coins in the British Museum: Coins of the Andhra Dynasty, the Western ksatrapas, the Truikutaka dynasty and the 'Bodhi' Dynasty, p. cvi
  13. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I,p.316-17
  14. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.376
  15. Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.321
  16. Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.491-492

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