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Awan a South Asian Zamindar tribe, putatively of Arab origin, living The Ferozsons Urdu-English Dictionary lists the Awans as a tribe whose name is of Arabic.

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According to census, uru following districts inhabit population of Awan Muslim Jat clan: Numerous Awans live in the major cities of Pakistan such as Lahore, where a section of the Awan tribe has established a settlement, aptly named Awan TownIslamabad, and Karachi.

Threads for this page. By Barth, his first wife, he had a son named Khokhar: Talbot’s assessment of the Awans, Rose also commented: Gurjar Parihar Bhati Baisla. This passage is entirely consistent with the popular classification of the Awans as zamindar or yeomen, in contradistinction to the Sahu or gentry Janjuas and Ghakkarsbut on a level with the Mairs and other leading tribes of Chakwal.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He considers the Awans to be of Arabian origin and traces their lineage to Ali, but according to him, Abdullah Rasul Mirza was the remote ancestor of the Awans; in the eighth century, he was made a commander of the army of Ghaur by Caliph Haroon-ur-Rasheed, the title of Awan being conferred upon him, and his descendants consequently being called Awans. Pakistan is home to 4, members of the Awan tribe all Muslim.

The word Awan is not unplausibly derived from Ahwan’helper,’ 2 cazt various explanations of its origin are given. Historians describe them as valiant warriors and farmers who imposed their supremacy on their close kin the Janjuas in part of the Salt Range, and established large colonies all along the Indus to Sind, and a densely populated centre not far from Lahore. Its population is concentrated in the districts of RawalpindiAttockChakwalJhelumSargodhaKhushab particularly the Soon ValleyMianwali ] Awan histofy residing here are believed to have been the sole occupants of the Mianwali Salt Range for nearly six hundred yearsGujranwalaHafizabadGujratSialkotNarowaland Layyah and is also scattered throughout the rest of Punjab.

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Awan tribes claims that they belong to Qutab Shah here we clarify that there are two personalities enter in Sub-continent 1. Tori 6 and Jhajh whose cqst are said to be still found in Tirah and elsewhere. Its Nature, Function and Origins Photo gallery.

Awans in general enjoy a respected status in Pakistan. The originally Hindu character of these names is patent, and not explained away by the tradition that Chauhan and Khokhar took their mother’s name.

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Because the majority of Aean subscribe to the belief that they are the descendants of the fourth Caliph Hazrat Ali R A though the bulk of those belonging to the tribe are not Shiasa number adopt the title, Alvi, although not all of those who refer to themselves as Alvi are Awans. The Pakistani military has always heavily recruited Awans and as is consistent with the past, the tribe continues to produce a considerable number of soldiers, many of whom today occupy many of the senior-most ranks of the Pakistani Army.

Amongst such names are those of H. On a rural level, Awans are respected yistory members of the Zamindar or landowning class.

Like the KassarsJanjuas and Khokharsbut unlike the Ghakkarsthe Awans have the institution utdu sirdariwhereby the eldest son of a chief gets an extra share. In the opening to his account of the Awan tribe, H. The bulk of the Awan tribe is to be found in the Punjab Pakistan. There are no threads for this page. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Views Read View source View history. In Jhelum too Awans give their daughters in marriage to Awans only as a rule, though there seems to be some instances of marriages with leading men of the Chakwal tribes: According to Denzil Ibbetson, the Awans may well have accompanied the forces of Babur and the Awans of Jalandhar, urcu claimed to have shifted from the Salt Range at the behest of one of the early Emperors of Delhi, were particularly notable for being in i imperial service at Delhi.

Legend has it that their origins go back to Imam Ali and his second wife, Hanafiya. On a rural level, Awans are respected as members of the Zamindar or landowning class.

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Other theories have been adduced by the Awans regarding their origins, but most of these hypotheses also point to the tribe being descended from Awon Qutab Shah, who entered the Histogy subcontinent as part of a histry campaign and traced his bloodline to Adan R A.

A smaller portion of the tribe resides in Azad Kashmir and to a lesser extent also present in the Pakistani provinces of Sindh and Balochistan. Amin Chand’s History of Sialkot gives a curious pedigree of the Awans which is pictured here: In the Awan villages of Talagang tahsil all the graves have a vertical slab at either end, while a woman’s grave can be at once distinguished by a smaller slab in the centre.

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Awan History Other theories have been adduced by the Awans regarding their origins, but most of these hypotheses also point to the tribe being descended from Awon Qutab Shah, who entered the Aaan subcontinent as part of a military campaign and traced his bloodline to Ali R A. The Awans subscribe to the belief that they are the descendants of the fourth CaliphAli though the bulk of those belonging to the tribe are not Shiasand as such, a number adopt the title, Alvi — particularly those who migrated from East Punjab to Pakistan – although not all of those who refer to themselves as Alvi are Awans.

Post a new thread. Punjabi tribes Social groups of Pakistan. They were prominent in the armies of the Slave Dynasty and the Khilji dynasty during the Delhi Sultanate period. Jistory to be a Writer Report page Share this.

Thus in Sialkot 1the Awans are said to be divided into 24 muhins. In Peshawar the Awans are included in the hamsaya or faqir class. The female version of Malik is Malikah Arabic: Awankari is also a dialect of Punjabi. Many Awan families to this day live on and cultivate land, which their ancestors have held for centuries. Chauhan who colonised the hills near the Indus 5: In Gujrat tradition gives Qutb Shah three wives, from whom sprang the Khokhars and the four muhins or clans of the Awans.

Amongst such names are those of H. The Military, Government and Society in Colonial Punjab, The Pakistani military has always heavily recruited Awans and as is consistent with the past, the tribe continues to produce a considerable number of recruits who occupy many of the senior-most ranks of the Pakistani Army.

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Awon Qutab Shah and 2. These include figures such as: As claiming descent from Qutb Shah the Awans are often called Qutb-shahi, and sometimes style themselves Ulami. Many have played and continue to play, prominent roles in areas as varied as the military, business, politics and literature. Be the first to start a new thread.