Genealogical Evidence

Chapter 4
Scythic Origin of the Rajput Race
Mulchand Chauhan

The Jats, Gujjars, Thakurs and all others as Saka Rajputs

The most damning evidence proving that the Rajputs are Saka comes from the genealogy of the Rajputs themselves. However, first a few notes about the Rajput Race. The Jats are in fact, Rajputs, as are Thakurs and Gujjars. There are no racial differences between these stocks, all are descendants of Saka immigrants; the differences are purely social and customary, reflecting partly the degree of pollution by Indo-Aryan customs.

Thus, the noted anthropologist Sir Denzil Ibbetson wrote : "It has been suggested, and I believe held by many, that Jats and Gujjars and perhaps Ahirs also, are all of one ethnic stock." [ Ibb.185 ] This ethnic stock is the Scythic ethnic stock.

The overwhelming majority of the population of Rajputana and Gujarat is of Scythic origin, and even a sizeable proportion of Punjab is too. Jats and Rajputs alone form approximately 28 % of Punjab population. [ Ibb.97 ]. Tod holds that Jats are one of the great Rajput tribes, and that both are Getae [ Ibb.97 citing Tod.I.52-75 and 96-101 ] The Jat Rajput ratio is 3:1 in Punjab [ Ibb.102 ] Adding the other Scythic races to the Rajput total yields well over 50 % of the population of Rajputana and Gujarat as Saka. Sakas no doubt dominated in the Punjab and parts of the Ganges valley as well, but they have here been more or less overwhelmed in the flood of Mughalloid (Indo-Muslim) immigration.

The Thakur and Rathi are "lower grade of Rajputs rather than separate castes." [ Ibb.132 ] and the Rawat is also Rajput [ Ibb.161 ] Adding these to the Rajut total greatly increases the number of Rajputs.

The distinction between Jat and Rajput is "social and not ethnic" [ Ibb.100 ] "the same tribe even is Rajput in 1 district and Jat in another." [ Ibb.102 ]. Indeed, noted anthropologist Sir Denzil Ibbetson writes,

"The distinction between Jat and Rajput is so indefinite and so variable that it can be hardly called a mistake to class a tribe as Jat in 1 place and Rajput in another."

-- [ Ibb.161 ]

Even casual observers note that the Rajputs form a majority of the population in the Greater Rajputana region : " ... they [ Jats/Jits ] now constitute a vast majority of the peasantry of western Rajwarra, and perhaps of northern India." [ Tod.II.138 ] This feature is most obvious in Rajwarra or Rajputana, and is less obvious in the Punjab, where Mughal immigration has effectively overwhelmed any Saka survivals. The Sikhs are mixed Saka-Mughal stock, with ample evidence showing that both Mughallic and Scythic populations converting to the faith. Thus, Sikhism displays a combination of Saura-Saka and Islamic-Mughal influences. There is very little Indo-Aryan influence on Sikhism; it is Saka influence which was deliberately ignored and suppressed.

In Rajputana, even the commercial class are Scythic : "Nine-tenths of the bankers and commercial men of India are natives of Maroodes, and these chiefly of the Jain faith .. All these claim a Rajput descent." [ Tod.II.127 ] Adding these classes leads to the startling conclusion that, except for the Brahmans (ca. 10 %), Black Untouchables or Sudroids (ca. 15 %), and Mughals (ca. 10 %), the rest of the population, comprising 65 % of Rajputana, is of Saka descent.

Pahlavi-Sassanid Origin of The Mewar Kings

The geneaological roles of the Rajput kings themselves reveal their Scythic origins, rendering all Brahmanic Puranic myths as fantasies.
" Various authorities state Byramgor [ Behram Gur ] being in India in the fifth century, and his having there left progeny by a princess of Kanouj. A passage extracted by the author from an ancient Jain MS., indicates that in "S.523, Raja Gardha-bhela, of Cacustha, or Suryavansa, ruled in Ballabhipura". It has been surmised that Gardhabhela was the son of Byramgor, a son of whom is stated to have obtained dominion at Puttun; which may be borne in mind when the authorities for the Persian extraction of the Rana's family are given."

-- [ Met.196 ]

Indeed, the word `Gor' clearly indicates the true origin of these people :
" Gor and Gardha have the same significance, the first in Persian, the second in Hindi, meaning the wild ass, a appelation of the Persian monarch Bahram, surnamed Gor from his partiality to hunting that animal" [ Met.196 ], whence his son would naturally have been named Gardha-bhela. "

Mughal (Indo-Muslim) Genealogy

It is generally assumed that Col. Tod was the first to discover that the Rajputs were of Scythic descent. The concept of a Scythic origin of the Rajputs is thus often dismissed as a `Christian Colonialist Conspiracy to divide Hindus.' However, the Mughal genealogists were completely aware of the Scythic extraction of several Rajput families. Indeed, there was, politically speaking, an alliance of Sakas and Mughals. The Sakas inhabited Sakasthan comprising Rajputana-Gujarat, whilst the Mughals inhabited Mughalstan comprising the Indus-Ganges Valley. It is only later, as a result of Brahmin conspiracies that the Sakas and Mughals fought each other and destroyed each others' empires. Thus, Abul Fazl fondly narrated the Scythic descent of the Rajput allies of the Mughals :
`Let us see what Abul Fuzil says of the descent of the Ranas from Noshirwan. " The Rana's family consider themselves to be descendants of Noshirwan. They came to Berar (Berat), and became chiefs of Pernalla, which city being plundered eight hundred years proir to the writing of this book, his nother fled to Mewar, and was protected by Mandalica Bhil, whom the infant Bappa slew, and seized his territory" -- [ Met.197 ]
Akbar commenced his reign in 1555 AD, and had been 40 years on the throne when the Institutes were composed by Abul Fazil. The Zoroastrians were not restrained from eating beef [ Met.197 ]. Another act which testifies to the tolerance of the Mughals towards the Sakas. There are further abundant mentions of the Sakas in Mughal chronicles -
The work which furnished all the knowledge which exists on the Persian ancestry of the Mewar princes is the `Maaser-al-Omra', or that (in the author's possession) founded on it, entitled `Bisat-al-Ganaem', or `Display of the Foe', written in AH 1204. The writer of this work styles himself `Latchmi Narrain Shufeek Arungabadi', or `the rhymer of Arungabad'. He professes to give an account of Sevaji, the founder of the Mahratta empire; for which purpose he goes deep into the lineage of the Ranas of Mewar from whom Sevaji was descended, quoting at length the Maaser-al-Omra, from which is the following literal translation: " It is well known that the Rajahs of Oodipur are exalted over all the princes of Hind, Other Hindu princes, before they can succeed to the throne of their fathers, must receive the khuskhka, or tiluk of regality and investiture, from them. This type of sovereignty is received with humility and veneration. The khushkaof these princes is made with human blood: their title is Rana, and they deduce their (p.198) origin fro Noshirwan-i-Adil (ie. the Just), who cnquered the countries of [ lacuna in MS ], and many parts of Hindustan. During his life-time his son Noshizad, whose mother was the daughter of the Kesar of Rum [ Maurice, emperor of Byzantium ], quitted the ancient worship and embraced the `faith of the Christians' [ Din-i-Tersar ], and with numerous followers entered Hindusthan. Thence he marched a great armytowards Iran, against his father Noshirwan; who despathced his general, Rambarzeen with a numerous force to oppose him. An action ensued, in which Noshizad was slain; but his issue remained in Hindusthan, from whom are descended to Ranas of Oodipur. Noshirwan had a wife from the Khankhan of China, by whom he had a son called Hormuz, declared heir to the throne shortly before his death. As according to the faith of the fire-worshippers it is not customary either to bury or burn the dead, but to leave the corpse exposed to the rays of the Sun, so it is said that the body of Noshirwan has to this day suffered no decay but is still fresh."

-- [ Met.197-8 ]

Continuing the quotation from the work of Arungabadi,
" Of the eldest daughter of Yezdegird, Maha Bahoo, the Parsees have no accounts; but the books of the Hindus give evidence to her arrival in that country, and that from her issue is the tribe of Sesodia. But, at all events, this race is either of the seed of Noshizad, the son of Noshirwan, or that of the daughter of Yezdegird."

-- [ Met.199 ]

Scythic Descent of Shivaji

When Shivaji ascended the throne of Marathadesha, the Brahmins refused to crown him. He had to import a Brahmin from a great distance who was willing to finally crown him in return for gold in violation of Brahmanist Hindu laws. Subsequently, a genealogy was invented for Shivaji, claiming descent from the Rajput House of Mewar. Incidentally, this claim would imply that Shivaji was descended from Persian immigrants !
" Ali Ibrahim, a learned native of Benaras, was Wilford's authority for asserting the Rana's Persian descent, who stated tohim that he had seen the original history, which was entilted "Origin of the Peishwas from the Ranas of Mewar." (Ibrahim must have meant the Satara princes, whose ministers were the Peishwas.) From this authority three distinct emigrations of the Guebres, or ancient Persian, are recorded, from Persia into Guzerat. The first in the time of Abu Beker, AD 631; the second on the defeat of Yezdegird, AD 651; and the third when the descendants of Abbas began to prevail, AD 749. Also that a son of Noshirwan landed near Surat with eighteen thousand of his subjects, from Laristhan, and were well received by the prince of the country. Abul Fuzil confirms this account by saying `the followers of Zerdesht (Zoroaster), when they fled from Persia, settled in Surat, the contracted term from the peninsula of Saurasthra, as well as the city of this name' "

-- [ Met.197.ftn. ]

However, it is historically proven that this descent of Shivaji is in fact make-belief; it has no foundation in fact and was invented solely to satisfy the ego of a wealthy thief. The Marathas are, in contrast to the Scythic Gujaratis, of brachycephalic Indo-Aryan stock, and Shivaji was no different. This deep-seated division between Saka Rajput and Saka Gujarati versus Indo-Aryan Marathi is the root cause for the intense hatred existing between these races. Indeed, Shivaji himself launched the most inhuman genocide of Scythics ever witnessed. Manucci records that Shivaji butchered 3 million innocent Gujaratis during the siege of Surat, and Baron Metcalfe mentions that his Maratha descendants exterminated half of Rajputana [ Met. ].

Scyhtic Descent of the Rajputs of Mewar

Feristha also notes the Sassanian descent of the House of Mewar:
" Feristha informs us that Ramdeo Rahtore, sovereign of Kanouj, was made tributary by Feroz `Sassan'; and that Pratap Chand, who usurped the throne of Ramdeo, neglecting to pay this tribute, Noshirwan marched into India to recover it, and in his progress subdued Cabul and the Punjab. "

-- [ Met.198.ftn. ]

Cacustha and Suryavamse are synonymous according to the genealogists. The term Cacustha may be traced to "the Persian `Kai-caous', a well-known epithet of the Persian dynasties." [ Met.200.ftn ].


Rajput tradition records 36 Royal Races (`rajcula') as being the highest Rajput families. The bulk of these are Scythic in origin. Thus, the following table shows the direct one-to-one correspondence for some of the more prominent Rajculas -
        Rajput Royal Clan           Scythic Progenitor
        Dahya                        Dahae
        Hoon                         Huns
        Jit                          Getae
        Camar                        Camarii
        Sessodia                     Sassanian

Col. Tod mentions a genealogical role
" furnished by a Yati, or Jain priest, from the temple of Nadolaye [ 1. An ancient town in Marwar ] ... producing the `first Rahtore sprung from the spine of Indra,' he nominal father being "Yavanaswa, prince of Parlipoor". Of the topography of Parilpoor, the Rahtores have no other notion than that it was in the north, but in the declared race of their progenitors, a Yavan prince , of the Aswa or Asi tribe 2 we have proof of the Scythic origin of this Rajput family." [ 2. " One of the four tribes which overturned the Greek kingdom of Bactria. The ancient Hindu cosmographers claim the Aswa as a grand branch of their early family, and doubtless the Indo-Scythic people, from the Oxus to the Ganges, were one race." ]

-- [ Tod.II.2 ]

The abundant mention of Yavanas or Ionians clearly shows that the Greeks merged into the Scythic races; a fact already evident from the abundant usage of Greek legends on Saka coins found in Rajasthan. Thus, whilst the Brahmanists hold that the Yavanas disappeared into thin air, these persons in fact merged into the Saka population, adopting the Saka Saura faith.

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