Sansi-Sandhawalia

Sansi-Sandhawalia

Sansi (Sandhawalia) is a very small Jat tribePOV-section|date=September 2008 (or gotra) originally from Rajasthan and now living in Punjab. In the 1881 Census it was listed as one of the smallest of the Jat tribes. [History of the Jatt Clans - H.S Duleh "(Translation from original Punjabi work "Jattan da Itihas" by Gurjant Singh)".] [1911 census of British Punjab - Major General Arthur Edward Barstow] Sansi (Sandhawalia) is a small royal Jat clan consisting of landowners. [ [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hIPy0LpPm9oC&pg=PA459&lpg=PA459&dq=jat+sansi+clan&source=web&ots=wzqI8_pL0c&sig=P0fg7W7dtOqSo72UqIDvNLX7nCY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result] ]

Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Sikh ruler of Punjab, and his family asserted lineage from this Jat tribe [cite book |title=Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family|author=Preminder Singh Sandhawalia|coauthors= |year=1999|publisher=Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers|isbn=8121509149] [History of the Jatt Clans - H.S Duleh "(Translation from original Punjabi work "Jattan da Itihas" by Gurjant Singh)."] [ [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hIPy0LpPm9oC&pg=PA459&lpg=PA459&dq=jat+sansi+clan&source=web&ots=wzqI8_pL0c&sig=P0fg7W7dtOqSo72UqIDvNLX7nCY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result] ] that originated from their ancestor Raja Shah (Salvahan), son of Raja Gaj Singh of Jaisalmer. [Ram Swaroop Joon: History of Jats, India.] [Jean-Marie Lafont, "Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Lord of the Five Rivers". (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).] [Thakur Deshraj, Jat Itihas, Delhi, 1934.] The Sansi-Sandhawalia Jatt tribe was not famous before Raja Randhir Singh [ [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hIPy0LpPm9oC&pg=PA459&lpg=PA459&dq=jat+sansi+clan&source=web&ots=wzqI8_pL0c&sig=P0fg7W7dtOqSo72UqIDvNLX7nCY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result] ] and Ranjit Singh. [cite book |title=Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family|author=Preminder Singh Sandhawalia|coauthors= |year=1999|publisher=Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers|isbn=8121509149]

Distribution

The Sansi-Sandhawalia tribe population was 682, in Amritsar district, during the 1911 British Punjab Census [1911 census of British Punjab - Major General Arthur Edward Barstow] and esimated to have grown to 2,046 within Amritsar district in 1994. [cite book |title=History and study of the Jats|author=Professor B. S. Dhillon|coauthors= |year=1994|publisher=Beta Publishers|isbn=1895603021]

Prominent Sansi-Sandhawalia Jats

*Raja Randhir Singh, royality. [ [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hIPy0LpPm9oC&pg=PA459&lpg=PA459&dq=jat+sansi+clan&source=web&ots=wzqI8_pL0c&sig=P0fg7W7dtOqSo72UqIDvNLX7nCY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result] ]
*Maharaja Ranjit Singh. [ [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hIPy0LpPm9oC&pg=PA459&lpg=PA459&dq=jat+sansi+clan&source=web&ots=wzqI8_pL0c&sig=P0fg7W7dtOqSo72UqIDvNLX7nCY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result] ] [ [http://www.tribuneindia.com/2000/20001210/spectrum/books.htm#1] ] [Jean-Marie Lafont, "Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Lord of the Five Rivers". (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).] [cite book |title=Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family|author=Preminder Singh Sandhawalia|coauthors= |year=1999|publisher=Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers|isbn=8121509149]
*Preminder Singh Sandhawalia, descendent of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. [ [http://www.beyond-identity.org/authorinfo.html] ]
*Mr Beant Singh Sandhawalia, descendent of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. [ [http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040706/punjab1.htm] ]
*Mr Sukhdev Singh Sandhawalia. [ [http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040706/punjab1.htm] ]
*Chanda Singh. [ [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hIPy0LpPm9oC&pg=PA459&lpg=PA459&dq=jat+sansi+clan&source=web&ots=wzqI8_pL0c&sig=P0fg7W7dtOqSo72UqIDvNLX7nCY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result] ]
*Jodh Singh. [ [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hIPy0LpPm9oC&pg=PA459&lpg=PA459&dq=jat+sansi+clan&source=web&ots=wzqI8_pL0c&sig=P0fg7W7dtOqSo72UqIDvNLX7nCY&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result] ]
*Sardar Gurdit Singh Sandhawalia, cousin of Princess Sophia "(Grand-daughter of Maharajah Ranjit Singh)". [ [http://www.sikhspirit.com/khalsa/duleepsinghbook.htm] ]

Further reading

*Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family, By Preminder Singh Sandhawalia "(Author)", "(Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. Date:1999, ISBN 8121509149)". [ [http://www.amazon.com/Noblemen-Kinsmen-History-Sikh-Family/dp/8121509149/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207567891&sr=8-1] ] [ [http://books.google.com/books?id=_6gIAAAACAAJ&dq=Noblemen+and+Kinsmen+History+of+a+Sikh+Family] ]
* [http://www.tribuneindia.com/2000/20001210/spectrum/books.htm#1 Book review on Noblemen and Kinsmen History of a Sikh Family: History of a Sikh Family, "(Author: Preminder Singh Sandhawalia)] "

References

External links

* [http://www.4dw.net/royalark/India4/lahore.htm Maharaja Ranjit Singh family lineage]
* [http://www.amazon.com/Noblemen-Kinsmen-History-Sikh-Family/dp/8121509149/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1207567891&sr=8-1 Book & biography on Maharaja Ranjit Singh's family]
* [http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040706/punjab1.htm A Sansi-Sandhawalia descendent of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is honoured in Pakistan]


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