Meaning and Origin
Locations in Jaipur city
Airport Colony, Ambabari,
Locations in Delhi
H W Bellew  writes that Several of the Ghilji or Ghilzai clans are almost wholly engaged in the carrying-trade between India and Afghanistan, and the northern states of Central Asia, and have been so for many centuries to the exclusion almost of all the other tribes of the country. The principal clans employed in this great carrying-trade are the Niazi, Nasar, Kharoti, and, to some extent, the Sulemankhel. From the nature of their occupation they are collectively styled, or individually so far as that goes, Povinda and Lawani, or Lohani. These terms, it appears, are derived from the Persian words parwinda, "a bale of merchandise," and rawani, a "traveller."
H W Bellew  writes that The Kharoti and Nasir, for example, differ markedly in features, complexion, and stature from the Sulemankhel and Turan clans , and, moreover, keep a good deal to themselves in their internal clan government , whilst their hereditary occupation, as travelling merchants for a long course of centuries, without any other clans of the tribe joining them in it, is a remarkable fact, and, with the other circumstances stated, would seem to indicate a difference of origin.
Hoshiar Singh, ITS
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. न-65
- B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.241, s.n.158
- Sanskrit English Dictionary ( M. Williams). p. 534
- Bhim Singh Dahiya, Jats the Ancient Rulers ( A clan study), p. 288
- The Races of Afghanistan/Chapter XI, p.103
- The Races of Afghanistan/Chapter XI, p.105
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