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The Tarkhan (pronounced Terr-khaan) ethnic tribe inhabits the Punjab area of Northern India and Punjab area of Pakistan. They are a separate cultural and ethnic people that by historical tribal .....


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Old 19-05-2009
King Singh
 
The Tarkhan History

The Tarkhan (pronounced Terr-khaan) ethnic tribe inhabits the Punjab area of Northern India and Punjab area of Pakistan. They are a separate cultural and ethnic people that by historical tribal custom associate within their own Tarkhan community. Some are also found in Kashmir. Scholars such as H.A. Rose state that they are descended from the Saka tribes, and originally settled in Taxila. The Tarkhans are a minority in the Punjab, with numbers estimated at around 1,000,000 at least to 2,000,000 maximum.


History

Hindu Tarkhans are regarded to be of the Vaishya Varna (as they are artisans) and worship the Vedic deity, Vishwakarma.[1] This is namely due to following the traditional Vaishya occupation of carpentry.

Sikh Tarkhans are more commonly known as Ramgarhias because of their reverence for the famous Misl leader, Jassa Singh Ramgarhia(1723-1803), who was a Tarkhan.

A very proud and fiercely independent people, they are amongst the wealthiest and most educated clans of the Punjab region. Historically, Tarkhan occupations have included carpentry, landowning, farming, engineering, politics, science, medicine, and military.[2].
Tarkhans have served courageously in crack Commando units of the Punjab and Sikh Regiments of the Indian Army, as well as brave fighter pilots and in the Navy. They were made famous on the silver screen in the Bollywood film, Border for their brave actions in the Battle of Longowal, a battle fought during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.

 
Old 07-06-2009
King Singh
 
Re: The Tarkhan History

I thought I would add Ramgarhia under Tarkhan althouugh Ramgarhia have many different caste groups in them.

 
Old 08-06-2009
arunkumar123
 
Re: The Tarkhan History

Thnkssssss

 
Old 08-06-2009
arunkumar123
 
Re: The Tarkhan History

thankssssssssssss

 
Old 12-06-2009
King Singh
 
Re: The Tarkhan History

no problem. Tarkhans, Jatts, Ahluwalia, Khatri, Khamboh, Mazbhi etc all important to Punjab.

 
Old 08-09-2009
Justpunjabi
 
Re: The Tarkhan History

Originally Posted by King Singh View Post
no problem. Tarkhans, Jatts, Ahluwalia, Khatri, Khamboh, Mazbhi etc all important to Punjab.
Yeh Dear
I am agree with u
First we r punjabi

 
Old 25-06-2010
paramghattaura
 
Re: The Tarkhan History

thnxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 
Old 25-06-2010
insane_x97
 
Re: The Tarkhan History

wow, thats was something, and yes we are punjabis first, shuld i say "Guru de Sikhs".
but still a lot remains to be done
u know what i mean........

 
Old 25-07-2012
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Re: The Tarkhan History

nyc g nyc


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