Rajoke

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Rajoke (रजोके) or Rajoka Rajka (रजका)[1] is a Muslim Jat clan found in Pakistan.

Origin

The Rajokes are descendants of Raju (राजू).

History

H.A. Rose [2] states:

The Rajoke Chaddrars once got hold of a Mughal emperor's elephant and yoked it to a well at a place near Khuriānwāla, still called the Hathi Theh. The following- chāp on the subject was given by the Mirāsi faqir at Shaikh Sābu : —

Malik Dādu, bāh chāi, = Malik Dadu (a Rajoke Chief) lifted his arm ,
Indra Rāja ris āe. = Indra Raja became envious.
Vass baddal kāleā ! = Rain, O black cloud !
Hāthi leā ne khass. = He seized the elephant
Mahāwat ne māreā. = And killed the mahaut.
Hāthi Akbar Bādshāh de, = It was an elephant of the emperor Akbar's,
Iṭṭhe chaṛe dhāmni, Lahāur kamānd. = Here it grazed on dhaman grass, in Lahore on sugar-cane.
Rāju ke Rājoke, = The Rajokes, descendants of Raju,
Sundh vaḍḍhke khuhe jutte dānd. = Cut off its trunk and yoked it to the well.

Distribution in India

Rajoke village is in Patti tahsil in Amritsar district in Punjab.

Distribution in Pakistan

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

  • Lyalpur District (Faisalabad District):Rajoke (981)
  • Lyalpur District - Rajoka (1,262)

Notable persons

References

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