Sumneus Khan of Ranghur Mahomedans (formerly Rajpoots), Hissar.
Total population
Regions with significant populations
  • India
  • Pakistan

Ranghar are a community of Muslim Rajputs in the Indian states of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh;[1] and in Sindh (Muhajirs) and Punjab in Pakistan.[2]

History and origin

The Ranghar were classified as an "agricultural tribe" by the British Raj administration. This was often taken to be synonymous with the classification of martial race, and some Ranghars were recruited to the British Indian Army,[3] especially in Skinner's Horse.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Ashok Pratap Singh and Pratija Kumari (2007). Psychological implications in Industrial Performance. pp. 694–696. ISBN 9788182202009.
  2. ^ Singh, S.; Haryana (India). Gazetteers Organisation (2001). Haryana State Gazetteer: Lacks special title. Gazetteer of India. Haryana Gazetteers Organisation, Revenue Department.
  3. ^ Mazumder, Rajit K. (2003). The Indian Army and the Making of Punjab. Orient Longman. p. 105. ISBN 978-81-7824-059-6.
  4. ^ Sumit Walia (2021). Unbattled Fears: Reckoning the National Security. p. 125. ISBN 9788170623311.