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The Sagar is a Hindu caste.

History and originEdit

Sagar were traditionally farmers claimed higher status using British Administrative procedures. With new name and origin myth they claimed to be officially recognized as सगर राजपुत.[1] The Sagar claim to be of the suryavanshi Kshatriya varna. They are one of a number of Rajput groups such as the Kathi found in Saurashtra, and are concentrated in the districts of Junagadh, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Amreli, and Rajkot, Madhya Pradesh The Sagar speak the Kathiwari dialect of Gujarati. and MP's Rajput Is Speak Malvi Language[2][need quotation to verify]

Hindu Punjabi Sagar are the khatri in Hindu Punjabi caste sysyem and are mainly found in Punjab, Delhi, and U.P.

Present circumstancesEdit

The Sagar have three territorial divisions, the Sorathia, Gurjjar, and Mewari. There are connubial and commensal relations among the four divisions. The Sagar are further divided into clans called ataks, the main ones being Gohil, Beladiya, Solanki, Chauhan, Aajani, Parmar, Nanera, Karena, Got, Gajnotar, and Piprotar. They are a community of large to medium sized farmers, with many now beginning to migrate to the cities, and are in the process of getting urbanized.[3]

It's said that their ancestor have a very long record, the origin of this caste have a very near relation with the origin of the River Ganga in India.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ B. S. Baviskar, D. W. Attwood (2013). Inside-Outside: Two Views of Social Change in Rural India. SAGE Publications India. p. 389. ISBN 9788132118657.
  2. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part Three edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 1220-1224
  3. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part Three edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 1220-1224
  4. ^ Rajendra Behari Lal, Anthropological Survey of India (2003). Gujarat, Part 3. Popular Prakashan. p. 1220. ISBN 9788179911068.