Bais Rajput in the 19th century, from The People of India
Bais Rajput in the 19th century, from The People of India

The Bais (pronounced [ˈbɛ̃ːs ˈraːdʒpuːt̪]) is a Rajput clan from India.[1][2]


Their wealth caused Donald Butter, a visiting doctor who wrote Outlines of the Topography and Statistics of the Southern Districts of Oudh, and of the Cantonment of Sultanpur-Oudh, to describe the Bais Rajput in the 1830s as the "best dressed and housed people of the southern Oudh".[3]

The Bais Rajputs were known for well-building.[3]

Famous Personalities

Rana Beni Madho: Freedom fighter, leader of First war of independence or 1857 rebellion in Oudh.
Major Dhyan Chand:[4] Great hockey player and Olympian, India's highest sports award Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna is named after him.

Tilok chand: The eponymous ancestor of the Bais of Baiswara.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Richard Gabriel Fox (1971). Kin, Clan, Raja, and Rule: Statehinterland Relations in Preindustrial India. University of California Press. pp. 38–. ISBN 978-0-520-01807-5.
  2. ^ Gyanendra Pandey (1 July 2002). The Ascendancy of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh: Class, Community and Nation in Northern India, 1920-1940. Anthem Press. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-0-85728-762-5.
  3. ^ a b Bayly, C. A. (1988). Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion, 1770-1870. Cambridge South Asian Studies. Vol. 28. CUP Archive. pp. 96–100. ISBN 978-0-521-31054-3.
  4. ^ "खेल दिवस विशेष: ...और हॉकी से दूर भागने वाले मेजर ध्यान चंद बन गए 'हॉकी के जादूगर'". 29 August 2020.
  5. ^ Khan, Mohsin Atique (2022). A History of Bais Rajputs (1st ed.). New Delhi: Bluerose Publishers. pp. 21–24. ISBN 978-9356683310.