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A member of any of several powerful Hindu landowning and military lineages inhabiting northern and central India.

[Hindi rājpūt, from Sanskrit rājaputraḥ, king's son : rājā, king; see raja + putraḥ, son.]
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(ˈrɑːdʒpʊt) or


(Hinduism) Hinduism one of a Hindu military caste claiming descent from the Kshatriya, the original warrior caste
[C16: from Hindi, from Sanskrit rājan king; see raj]
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(ˈrɑdʒ put)

a member of a landowning caste or cluster of castes of NW India, esp. of Rajasthan and adjacent parts of the Gangetic plain and Himalayan foothills.
[1590–1600; < Hindi, = Skt rāj king (see raj) + putra son]
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Noun1.Rajput - a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern IndiaRajput - a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India
Hindoo, Hindu, Hindustani - a native or inhabitant of Hindustan or India
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Then Purun Bhagat smiled, for he remembered that his mother was of Rajput Brahmin birth, from Kulu way--a Hill-woman, always home-sick for the snows--and that the least touch of Hill blood draws a man in the end back to where he belongs.
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Led by Noman Rajput and Salahuddin, the protesters carrying banners and placards raised slogans against the Indian PM Modi.
Thousands of people besides family members, relatives, friends, army men and police officers, participated in the burial of Rao Saleem Rajput, 24, son of Karamat Ali Rajput.
In a joint statement, the President HCSTSI Mohammad Farooq Sheikhani, Sikandar Ali Rajput, Mohammad Sohail Memon and Shaan Elahi Sehgal said that organizing of bachat bazaar was because of the efforts of the Commissioner and Station Commander Hyderabad and hoped that the people of Hyderabad would be able to buy essential commodities on factory and mill prices.
SHAHDADPUR -- The All Rajput International Cultural Day was celebrated by the Rajput community at the Shahdadpur Press Club on Saturday.
Exploring ways to strengthen bilateral relations were top of the agenda when Nepalese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Mahendra Prasad Singh Rajput met with the Shoura Council's Saudi-Nepalese Parliamentary Friendship Committee chairman, Abdullah bin Hamoud Al-Harbi.
KARACHI -- An accountability court directed accused Manzoor Rajput's lawyer on Monday to continue cross-examination of the witness on the next hearing in the corruption reference of Rs5.76 billion in Sindh Information department.
According to him, one of the suspect identified as Kamil Marwari Rajput sustained a gunshot to his leg and fell from the bike while his accomplice Waleed Ahsan escaped.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's upcoming film 'Rifleman' has landed in a legal tussle as the makers of the recently released '72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died' claimed they have the rights to make the movie based on rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat.
In 2013, Sachanand had given a cheque for Rs10 million to an individual named Mohammad Ayub Rajput in Sanghar district in a deal for agricultural land.
At a press conference at the Police Headquarters here Wednesday, the SSP disclosed that the suspect Naeem Rajput had been arrested.He claimed that the suspect confessed the crime of murdering the young man.