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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.]


(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]


(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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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.
After the film's release, Karni Sena announced that it has decided to take back its protest and accepted that the movie glorifies the valour of the Rajputs.
IANS Jaipur The Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Friday announced it has decided to take back its protest against the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, stating the movie glorifies the valour of the Rajputs.
Bhansali steps outside his comfort zone in Padmavat by portraying the demure Rajput queen as a courageous woman who inscribed her name on the history of the Rajputs.
Kapoor, who essays the role of Maharaja Ratan Singh in the film, also expressed that no better glorification of Rajputs could have been done than that presented in the film.
Summary: Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Jan 24 (ANI): Rajput Karni Sena Chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi on Wednesday said that team Padmaavat cannot be allowed to earn profit by defaming Rajputs.
We will not allow the film to be released in any case," he said, adding, "If it is released, we will follow the principle of Rajputs to sacrifice our lives for the sake of our honour.
The romance-war drama looks every bit a spectacle that transports the audience to the 14th century, where the Rajputs ruled.
Rajputs treatment procedure is inclusive, and that, in turn, keeps the surgical risks minimal.
India, May 29 -- Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh has been on the boil for over a month as the Thakurs, also known as Kshatriyas or Rajputs, have been engaged in violent attacks on the Dalits in which several people have been killed, several others injured and houses burnt in village Shabbirpur.
She discusses interrupted continuities: the chatris of the Kachhwaha Rajputs of Amber and Jaipur; keeping up with the Kachhwaha: the chatris of the Narukas of Alwar, the Dady Panthis, and the Shekhawati merchants; a deceptive message of resistance: nostalgia and the early Jodha Rathores' renaissant devals; shifting allegiances, shifting styles: later Jodha Rathore memorials; Devi Kung Sagar: the iconography of Sati and its absence in Bikaner's chatris; and Eklingji's divine darbar: the Sisodia chatris of Mewar.
While Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh addressed rallies in Kaithal and Kurukshetra to influence the Rajput voters, BJP president Rajnath Singh too addressed rallies in Barwala, Ghraunda and Bhiwani where the Rajputs are more prominent than other communities.