The Badgujar / Bargujar / Badgurjar is a clan of Rajputs.[1] They are also a distinct caste in Maharashtra.[2]

History and Origin

Similar to other Rajput clans, the Badgujars also claim descent from the ancient Suryavanshi king Rama.[3][better source needed]

The Bargujars ruled over Rajorgarh, Dausa, Deoti and Ghasira, Macheri.[4][5][6][7][8] They were expelled from Dausa, Rajorgarh and Deoti by Kachhwaha Rajputs when they migrated to Dhundhar, in 11th century Dulha Rai, won the areas of Dausa and Deoti from the Badgujar Rajputs, who were reduced to feudatory or jagirdars.[9][10][11] In 18th century Surajmal with the help of Mughal wazir took the Bargujar stronghold of Ghasera from its ruler Bahadur Singh Badgurjar which was again recovered by Bahadur Singh's son with the help of Imad ul MulK.[12]

Princely State & Jagirs controlled by Bargujars

Among small petty states ruled by Bargujar Rajputs were Daria Kheri,[13][full citation needed] Kamalpur.[14]

Other Jagirs once controlled by Badgujars Barauli Rao.[15][16][full citation needed]


The Ghasera Fort and Khandar Fort[17] are among the two major forts built by Bargujar Rajput rulers.

Khandar Fort


They are mainly distributed parts of present-day Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.[18][need quotation to verify][19][need quotation to verify]

Notable people

See also


  1. ^ Mayaram, Shail (2003). Against History, Against State: Counterperspectives from the Margins. Columbia University Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-231-12730-1. Meo settlement in this area by the tenth century is recorded by the gazetteers of the United Provinces as also their displacement by Rajput clans such as the Dors, Tomars, Bargujars, and Chauhans.
  2. ^ "LIST OF OBC, SC, ST & VJNT CASTE IN MAHARASHTRA state Government". 10 March 2022.
  3. ^ Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency. Government Central Press. 1901.
  4. ^ Tod, J.; Crooke, W. (1920). Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan: Or The Central and Western Rajput States of India. H. Milford, Oxford University Press. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  5. ^ The Researcher. Directorate of Archaeology & Museums, Government of Rajasthan. 1965. pp. 75–77. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  6. ^ Congress, Indian History (1964). Proceedings. p. 152. Retrieved 10 September 2019.Goga Chauhan of Mahari or Machari and Traditions - Bargujar by D. P. Sharma
  7. ^ India, Archæological Survey of (1966). Report[s]. Indological Book House. pp. 104, 225. Retrieved 10 September 2019. Bargujar or Badagujar, Rajas of Machari, Inscriptions at Machari at Samvant 1439
  8. ^ Rajasthan. Apa Publications. 1993. p. 133. ISBN 9780395662885. Retrieved 10 September 2019. Alwar : A treasure of Surprises : it was incorporated, along with Dausa. into the large kingdom of Machari. south of Alwar, and ruled by the Bargujar Rajputs.
  9. ^ Kling, Doris Marion (1993). The Emergence of Jaipur State: Rajput Response to Mughal Rule, 1562-1743. University of Pennsylvania. p. 64. Retrieved 26 May 2021. By the early eleventh century Dulha Rai had wrested Dausa and Deoti from the Badgujar Rajputs and subdued Meenas
  10. ^ Sarkar, Jadunath (1994) [1984]. A History of Jaipur: C. 1503–1938. Orient Longman Limited. p. 23. ISBN 81-250-0333-9.
  11. ^ Sarkar, J.; Sinh, R. (1994). A History of Jaipur: C. 1503-1938. Orient Longman. ISBN 978-81-250-0333-5. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  12. ^ "Fall Of The Mughal Empire Vol.2 : Sarkar, Jadunath". Internet Archive. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  13. ^ Who's who in India, Containing Lives and Portraits of Ruling Chiefs, Notables, Titled Personages, and Other Eminent Indians. Newul Kishore Press. 1911. p. 117. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  14. ^ Lorimer, John Gordon (1970). Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, ʻOmān, and Central Arabia. Gregg. p. 118. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  15. ^ Mann, Michael (1999). British Rule on Indian Soil: North India in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century. Manohar Publishers & Distributors. pp. 200–201. ISBN 978-81-7304-271-3. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  16. ^ Ahmad, Ateeque (2006). System of Rural Settlements in India: A Histogenetic Perspective. Icon Publications. p. 79. ISBN 978-81-88086-30-6. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  17. ^ "UP Places of Interest". Uttar Pradesh Government. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  18. ^ Uttara Bhārata kī Buksā janajāti: sāmājika-sāṃskr̥tika-sarvekshaṇa by Rāmajīta Śukla. Sañjaya Prakāśana, 1981 - Bhoksa (Indic people). 1981. p. 56. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  19. ^ Pal, Hamendar Bhisham; India Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (1991). Rājasthāna ke devālaya - Temples in Rajasthan (in Hindi). Sāmayika Prakāśana. p. 71. ISBN 9788171380435. Retrieved 4 April 2019.