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The Kamboj (Urdu: کمبوہALA-LC: Kamboh, Punjabi: ਕੰਬੋ Kamboj), also Kamboh, is a community mainly in the Northern India and eastern Pakistan.

Kamboj
Regions with significant populations
India • Pakistan
Languages
PunjabiDogriHindiUrdu
Religion
HinduismIslamSikhism
Related ethnic groups
Muslim Kamboh

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During Mughal ruleEdit

Some Kamboj occupied key military and civil positions during the Turkic and the Moghul reign in northern India.[1] The historian M. Athar Ali said that "The Sayyids and the Kambohs among the Indian Muslims were specially favoured for high military and civil positions during Moghul rule".[2]

ClaimsEdit

Numerous foreign and Indian writers have described the modern Sikh Kambojs as some of the best agriculturists of India.[3][need quotation to verify]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ See: The composition of the Mughal nobility, The New Encyclopædia Britannica, 1993, p 70, Encyclopædia Britannica, inc., Robert McHenry; See also: Concise Encyclopædia Britannica, Online.
  2. ^ Ali, M. Athar (2001) [1966]. The Mughal Nobility Under Aurangzeb (Revised ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 21. ISBN 978-0-19565-599-5.
  3. ^ India and World War 1, 1978, p 218, DeWitt C. Ellinwood, S. D. Pradhan; The Transformation of Sikh Society, 1974, p 132, Ethne K. Marenco

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