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Pathans of Madhya Pradesh
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Pashtun people

The Pathans of Madhya Pradesh are an Urdu-speaking Pashtun community settled in the present-day Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

History and origin

The early Pathan settlers in what became the princely state of Bhopal were known as Barru-kat because they initially used reeds for roofing their houses.[1] Bhopal became a hub for Pathan settlement, with others arriving to be soldiers in the Begum's army. Immigration continued until the creation of Pakistan in 1947.[2] The state of Jaora was settled by Rohilla Pathans.[3][full citation needed]

See also


  1. ^ Khan, Shaharyar M. (2000). The Begums of Bhopal: A History of the Princely State of Bhopal. I. B. Tauris. p. 11. ISBN 978-1-86064-528-0.
  2. ^ Haleem, Safia (24 July 2007). "Study of the Pathan Communities in Four States of India". Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)