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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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The film was eventually released in India on January 25, 2018.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.Post-release, the film has had mixed reviews.
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.
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.
The romance-war drama looks every bit a spectacle that transports the audience to the 14th century, where the Rajputs ruled.
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.
Both the Congress and BJP did their best to reach out to the Rajputs. 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.
RAWALPINDI, December 03, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Junior lawyer of Zaki ur Rehman, key commander of outlawed organization detained in Mumbais attack case and former Joint Secretary of District Bar Council Shahbaz Rajputs LLB degree has been proved fake while Civil Line Police has registered case against him on this count.