A member of any of several powerful Hindu landowning and military lineages inhabiting northern and central India.
A member of a Hindu people, a former ruling caste of N India.
Origin of rajput
Hindi rājpūtfrom Sanskrit rājaputraḥking's sonrājākingrajaputraḥson
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Rajput Sentence Examples
The Rajput wears a full beard and whiskers, usually parted in the middle.
Thus, the founder's twelve chief disciples include, besides Brahmans, a weaver, a currier, a Rajput, a Jat and a barber - for, they argue, seeing that Bhagavan, the Holy One (Vishnu), became incarnate even in animal form, a Bhakta (believer) may be born even in the lowest of castes.
In the 14th century the district was subject to invasions of Rajput and Mongol clans who left permanent settlements in the country.
Thus, amongst agricultural castes, those engaged in vegetable-growing or market-gardening are inferior to the genuine peasant or yeoman, such as the Jat and Rajput; whilst of these the Jat who practises widow-marriage ranks below the Rajput who prides himself on his tradition of ceremonial orthodoxy - though racially there seems little, if any, difference between the two; and the Rajput, again, is looked down upon by the Babhan of Behar because he does not, like himself, scruple to handle the plough, instead of invariably employing low-caste men for this manual labour.
The plateau is inhabited by pure-blooded Rajput races, whose ancestry can be traced back for centuries, with all their numerous offshoots.