History of Rajpoots in India
The Rajpoot indian restaurant in St Ives Cornwall has a proud history and heritage, and we wanted to highlight some of this to our website visitors and customers.
A Rajput (from Sanskrit raja-putra, ‘son of a king’) is a member of one of the patrilineal clans of western, central, northern India and some parts of Pakistan.
They claim to be descendants of ruling Hindu warrior classes of North India. Rajputs rose to prominence during the 6th to 12th centuries. Until the 20th century, Rajputs ruled in the overwhelming majority of the states of Rajasthan and Surashtra, where the largest number of states were found.
The Rajput population and the former Rajput states are found spread through much of the subcontinent, particularly in north, west, and central India.
Populations are found in Rajasthan, Saurashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.