|Posted by wipul on February 23, 2009 at 3:32 AM|
Lets see history of the chaudharies at a glance
Chandrankat Bakhi sir 's observation is true but it is not fact that the chaudharies are sub caste of the patels/patidarz . chaudhary has no any historical connetion wiht the patels and both are fully differet races. anjana chaudharis are cousin of Jat chaudharies.
Brief summery of history of Ojna samaj
Lets see what wikipedia says in this matter
The earliest written references are from the 15th century, when this title was conferred by the Sultans of the Delhi Sultanate upon its military nobles of Indian origins mainly Rajputs and Kayasthas as well as Yadava and Jats .
However, the title became significant during the Mughal era as the Mughal Emperors conferred this title upon some privileged Taluqdars (area administrators) initially in Punjab, and then in most of North India.
During the Mughal era, a taluqa or district usually consisted of 84 villages and a central town. The Taluqdar was required to collect taxes, maintain law and order, and provide military supplies and manpower to the provincial government. In most cases the Taluqdars were entitled to retain a tenth of the collected revenue. However, some privileged Taluqdars were entitled to a quarter and hence were called Chowdhury, which also literally means owner of the fourth part.
The Mughal Emperor Zaheerudin Babur mentions the Chowdhurys of Bhera in his book, Tuzk-e-Babri. Those Chowdhurys were appointed by the Turk King, Alauddin Khilji. According to the Glossary of Punjab Castes, the TalukdarsMinhas and Mughal Kassar ??? ???/ ??? ??? tribes of the Dhani country (present day Chakwal district) in the northwest of Punjab were among the first few to receive this honorific title from the Mughal Emperor, Zaheerudin Baburtalukdars around the empire. belonging to Mair- for their services to his army during a later expedition in that region. During the Mughal era, this title was only conferred upon a few privileged
However, during the Sikh rule in Punjab this title became very common and quite a few village headmen or 'Lumberdars' were given 'Chowdhury' as a title by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Ever since, the Chowdhurys of Chakwal style themselves as 'Chowdhurial' to distinguish themselves from the newly appointed men.
Choudhary surname has also been adapted by some south Indian communities, particularly by the kammas of coastal andhra pradhesh.Around 1500s the Golkonda Nawab Ibrahim Qutb Shah captured the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh.Rayarao, his Maratha commander, appointed Kammas as Deshmukhs and Choudharys in 497 villages. The usage of the title ?Choudhary? for Kammas in coastal Andhra Pradesh commenced at this time. The people of the ojanaa Patidar community of north Gujarat and south rajasthan also hold the surname 'Chaudhari' which relates to military commander, but most of them later changed the profession as tax collectors (collection of fourth part, a quarter) and sahukari (money lenders). The ojnaa are also known as patyol(=patel=patidar), however the ojnaa has not any historical or cultural relation between the patel/patidar(famous sub cates-leva&kadva). The chaudhary were military commanders where as the patel were land-owning agriculturalists.Also some lower caste land holders in Eastern Bengal as well use this surname.
(History is my optional subject in competitive exams)
ચૌધરી ભાઈઓ ને નીવેદાન કે અંગ્રેજી અક્ષ્રરો વાપરી ને ગુજરતી માં લખવા માં સંકોચ ના અનુભવે.તમારી કોમેન્ટ્સ એ તમારા મન માં ઉદભવ તી લાગણીઓ છે. લાગણીઓ ને મત્રુભાષા માંજ પરફ઼ેક્ટ અભિવ્યક્ત કરી શકાય છે. તમારી કોમેન્ટ્સ મારો ઉતસાહ વધારે છે.
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