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Dr. Sunita Malhan

Malhan (मल्हान)[1] /(मलहान)[2] Malhan (माल्हान)[3] is a great Jat gotra found in Haryana and Rajasthan. Malhan's are spread in Western Uttar Pradesh , Punjab and Pakistan.

In Mahabharata

Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 27 mentions clans subjugated by Bhima, which include Mallana in shloka 3:

ततॊ गॊपाल कच्छं च सॊत्तमान अपि चॊत्तरान
मल्लानाम अधिपं चैव पार्दिवं वयजयत परभुः (II.27.3)

History

The descendants of Massagetae (the great Jats) were said to be known as Malhan. [4]

Distribution in Haryana

Malhans are also known as Dhandas.

Villages in Jhajjar District

Subana,

Villages in Sirsa District

Odhan

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Jodhpur district

Jodhpur,

Locations in Jaipur city

Sanganer,

Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census the Malhan were the principal Muslim Jat clan in :

Notable persons of the clan

  • Rajendra Singh Malhan - ADM Agra, Awarded by President of India with Excellent work in census work 2001.[5]. ADM Mathura. A-2, DM Compund, Mathura Mathura UP, 0565-2406076, 0565-2407202. (PP-1154)
  • Dr Anar Singh Malhan - Rajasthan State Chairman of National Human Rights Organization. Plot No. 1, High Court Colony, Senapati Bhawan Chauraha, Ratanada, Ph:2511554
  • Radha Swami Tarachand - Malhan Gotra, founder Radhaswami Vinod Satsang

See also

Reference

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. म-119
  2. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.55,s.n. 1979
  3. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.56,s.n. 2054
  4. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas,p. 275
  5. Jat Samaj, June 2006, p. 31

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