H.A. Rose writes that Shekha and Jasrat appear as father and son in the genealogy of the Khokhars : see tree given in the vernacular settlement report of the Gujrat district, by Mirza Azim Beg, 1865. (Tabaqāt-i-Akbari, pp. 18, 19, 127, 147 and 600; Rauzat-ut- Tāhirin, Elliot, I, p. 301; Muntakhib-ut-Tawārikh, p. 18; Ibn-i-Asir Elliot, II, p. 433; Tabaqāt-i-Nāsiri, pp. 123-4, etc.) .
H.A. Roseexplains the term Shaikha. Shaikha was the general name by which the chiefs of the tribes styled themselves, because " being Hindus by descent, they had become converts to Islam," Hence Jasrath is often styled Jasrath Shaikha.— Raverty's Notes, p. 367.
Distribution in Pakistan
Shekha Barnala village
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.120
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/G,p.275
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/K,p.545 f.n.
- Census Of India 1911 Volume xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul
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