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Gurjar or Gujjar are an ethnic group with populations in India and Pakistan and also in Afghanistan but in small number. Mainly they speak the language of the place they live in but they also have their own language i.e. Gujari. They follow the religions like Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism. In some areas of India, they are classified as Other Backward Class (OBC), whereas in Jammu Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh they are categorized as Scheduled Tribe.

According to a report, they came from central Asia via Georgia. They basically came in multiple waves of migration and initially, they were known as the high caste warriors in modern Rajasthan and Gujarat. During Medieval Period, the Mount Abu region of Present-day Rajasthan had been the abode of Gujars. It was noticed in many epigraphs and inscriptions that the Gujars had an association with the mountain. Gurjars migrated from Arbuda mountain region in the 6 th century A.D. Earlier, a larger part of Rajasthan and Gujarat was known as Gurjarata or Gurjarabhumi.

It was a belief of D.B Bhandarkar that Gurjara-Pratiharas were a clan of Gurjars. In an 8 th and 9 th century there was no Gurjara empire in Northern India. The Gurjars of Chundrowli rose against the British, during the revolt of 1857 under the leadership of Damar Ram. According to the record of British, they also plundered gunpowder and ammunition from the British.

In Haryana, the Gurjar community has set elaborate guidelines for legal marriages and ceremonies.

In a nutshell, Gurjar community has played major roles during British rule and they are always responsible towards their duties.