Gujjar Population in India Sept 22, 2017 17:52:32 GMT 5.5 via mobile
Post by Ashok Harsana on Sept 22, 2017 17:52:32 GMT 5.5
Yes I have also heard of Jats residing in Bihar and Jharkhand as well but if u ask ur elders they'll tell you that ur ancestors moved to purvanchali areas quite recently (may be around 200-400 yrs ago).
Gurjars are also present in Bihar, jharkhand, Bengal and even in Nepal. In Bihar they are counted under Kurmi communities and their common surname is yadav. The royal houses of Nepal, Manipur etc claimed descent from Ancient Gurjars.
There are lakhs of Gurjars in Maharashtra, as per Govt records the last ruling prince of Nagpur was a Gujar and so were the Bhosle houses of Satara etc.
Gurjars are also found in small numbers in Gurjarat as patidar, desai and lehva patels. But the total population (2.5 Cr) suggested is moe or less correct. There cant be more than 2.5 cr Gurjars in India at present but if you study authentic historical records, all royal houses of India be it pratihars, chalukyas, tomars, parmars, Marathas, and chauhans all claimed descent from Gurjars thus making most of the Rajputs and Marathas and Patels Gurjars originally.