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Stephen Fuchs suggests that the Jats probably migrated from Central Asia to India as a "predatory nomadic tribe". He writes:

"The overall analysis of the nomadic tribes in northern India suggests that they fall into three main categories: (a) one group belongs to a basically primitive foodgathering and hunting stage of culture; (b) the second group belongs to a more advanced culture of jungle dwellers and primitive cultivators, akin perhaps to the Doms, and the aborigines of north-eastern India in their past; and (c) a third group which probably belonged to originally predatory nomadic tribes, immigrants from central Asia, such as the Jats and Rajputs."[1]


  1. Fuchs, Stephen (1973). The Aboriginal Tribes of India (1st ed.). Macmillan Publishers (Holtzbrinck Publishing Group). p. 129. ISBN 0333900227, 9780333900222.

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