Bhatia clan

For other uses, see Bhatia (disambiguation).

It has been suggested that Bhatia caste be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since October 2016.

Bhatia

Khatri clan

Location
Punjab and Sindh (Pakistan)

Language
Punjabi Sindhi and Gujrati

Religion
Sikhism and Hinduism

Surnames
Bhatia, Bhati, Batth, Sidhu, Brar, Bhatti,Sandhu, Gill, Dhillon, Brar, Sidhu, Mann, Maan, Bhullar, Rana, Randhawa, Kang and Panwar

Bhatia is a gotra of Jatts, found in the Punjab region of India, South Asia and India.[1][2]

Contents

1 Present circumstances
2 Religious Beliefs
3 Profession
4 See also
5 References

Present circumstances[edit]
The other surnames of the Bhatia clan are Bhati, Bhatti, Sandhu, Gill, Batth, Warraich, Dhillon, Brar, Sidhu, Mehar, Mand, Mandal, Dhaliwal, Boparai, Pannu, Mann, Maan, Bhullar, Sekhon, Dhindsa, Virk, Rana, Randhawa, Kang and Panwar.
Historically Bhatia’s main profession is agriculture. Majority were land lords. After partition of India and Pakistan they migrated to Punjab and start doing business in India. But some of them continue to hold their profession such as agriculture in Punjab.[3]
Religious Beliefs[edit]
According to Khushwant Singh, the Jats’ attitude never allowed themselves to be absorbed in the Brahminic fold.

The Jat’s spirit of freedom and equality refused to submit to Brahmanical Hinduism and in its turn drew the censure of the privileged Brahmins…. The upper caste Hindu’s denigration of the Jat did not in the least lower the Jat in his own eyes nor elevate the Brahmin or the Kshatriya in the Jat’s estimation. On the contrary, he assumed a somewhat condescending attitude towards the Brahmin, whom he considered little more than a soothsayer or a beggar, or the Kshatriya, who disdained earning an honest living and was proud of being a mercenary.[4]

Jats pray to their dead ancestors, a practice which is called Jathera.[5]
Profession[edit]
Mainly Bhatia’s are engaged in agriculture profession. In many district of Punjab they are known as Landlord or Zamindar.Although zamindars were considered to be equivalent to lords and barons[6] in some cases they were seen as independent, sovereign princes.[7] Often zamindars were Indian princes who lost their sovereignty due to British Rule (see: Madras Zamindari). For example, the Sivaganga Zamindari and Ramnad Zamindari were the lesser and greater Kingdom of Marava ruled by the royal family till 1803; ever since then they were the Zamindars of Marava.
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