Dogar is a 'zamindar' community historically found in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. They are agricultural people who became owners of land in the relatively arid central area where cultivation required vigorous work.[1] Dogar tribe is of Turkish origin which settled in the sub-continent after the 13th century.

In the late 17th century, the Dogars in the faujdari of Lakhi Jangal, in Multan, were among the tribes that challenged the authority of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.[2][3]

The Dogar are referred to in Waris Shah's well-known story, Heer Ranjha.[4]


  1. ^ Chaudhuri, B. B. (2008). Peasant History of Late Pre-colonial and Colonial India. Vol. 8. Pearson Education India. pp. 194–195. ISBN 978-8-13171-688-5.
  2. ^ Singh, Chetan (1988). "Centre and Periphery in the Mughal State: The Case of Seventeenth-Century Panjab". Modern Asian Studies. 22 (2): 299–318. doi:10.1017/s0026749x00000986. JSTOR 312624. S2CID 144152388.
  3. ^ Horace Arthur Rose (1911). The Dogars. A glossary of the tribes and castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier province (page 245).
  4. ^ Gaeffke, Peter (April 1991). "Reviewed Work: Hīr Vāriṡ Śāh, poème panjabi du XVIIIe siècle: Introduction, translittération, traduction et commentaire. Tome I, strophes 1 à 110 by Denis Matringe". Journal of the American Oriental Society. 111 (2): 408–409. doi:10.2307/604050. JSTOR 604050.

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