Jatav - History and Cultural Relations

Origins of the Jatavs, as well as most other Chamar and Untouchable castes, are mythical. Some say the Jatavs are the product of marriage of upper-caste Jats with Chamar women. Jatavs themselves deny such origins. In preindependent India they claimed upper-caste Kshatriya or warrior origin. In post-independent India many have claimed to be descendants of India's ancient Buddhists. This claim is in part a rejection of Untouchable status and in part an assertion of a political identity of equality rejecting the caste system.

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Nov 6, 2011 @ 1:01 am
1. what there is some evidence that JATAV origin is the product of marriage of upper-caste Jats with Chamar women ?
2.Jataves were survivors of the ancient war between Parashuram, the legend of the Brahmins, and Kshatriyas, forced into hiding. Proof of Kshatriya ancestry is found in a series of correspondences or status similarities between Jatav and Other Kshatriya clana. These includes identical gotras, and such Kshatriya-like ceremonies as shooting a cannon at wedding and the use of the bow and arrow at the birth.
3. change this history don't put any history without any referencess
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Dec 8, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
Jatav is a very progressive sub- caste of Scheduled Caste in India. The word "JATAV" is mainly used in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, while in other state they are known from different names. They strongly believes in Buddhism and Philosphy of Great Baba Saheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.Jatav is a very great cast of SC`s as they focused on education and their living style also this is only one cast who left their business of leather as they untouchable for that (which is now running by baniya`s. Also among all SC`s this is only the cast which is doing things good and also give respect every body also does hard work As we all know Dr. BR ambedkar was not from Jatav cast But Only this cast gives thanks to him as these people knows "Namak Halali" thats right he made a law for all but we think we are success because of him(baba sahab) only jatav has their photo in their house. we are like Rajput our ritual are like rajput. may be our origin is rajput.many time we are also called as chamar. but we are very loyal and we proude to be jatavs and thanks to baba sahab.we follow a good path not like yadav,jat,gujjar who got alots of money as muawja but still doing robbary,stealing,gundagardi. we are also have gotra. we follow all rule regulation like rajput.Just because of our this nature evry cast like us and among all sc only Jatavs are successfull very famous jatavs are: Mayawati (born 1956), Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh[citation needed]
Begraj, (born 1943 ) (social activist )
Miss Pooja, Punjabi Singer
Manoj Kumar Gautam ,MK Airways
Krishna Tirath (born 1955), Minister, central Government of India[citation needed]
Sarika Singh ,MP from Hathras
Sangh Priya Gautam , Ex Central Minister
Ashok Kumar Pradhan, MP & Ex. Central Minister
Ashok TanwarMP,Secretary of All India Congress Committee. Ex. president Indian Youth Congress & NSUI.
Tej Singh, Founder & President of Ambedkar Samaj Party
Amar Nath (jalebi wala) (born 1946), social worker and bjp leader
Upendra Kishor (born 1964) (A Modern Thinker)
Rinku Singh Rahi , PCS officer,Dalit activist
Ashok Vishrant(Born 1970) (progressive Thinker)
Divya Bharti, (born 1974) (actress)
Begraj, (born 1943 ) (social activist )
Kashiram ji Bahujan Samaaj Party
[ sukhveer singh,president of akhil bhartiya lok sewak sangh rajasthan ]
[ Jagganath Pahadia,*[ He was Chief Minister of Rajasthan state from 6 June 1980 to 14 July 1981]
Dr.Dharamveer Singh Ashok,Advocate (Former Minister in UP Govt.And he had sacrificed the ministry to in the interest of party organization,and now in-charge of odisha pradesh
Sonu nigam (singer)
Late punjabi singer chamkila
P N Jatav (rtd. IAS IRTS Indian Railway )
We are not cheaters and we are "yaro k yar hain, usoool k pakkke cast se jatav dusmano k chuda de chakke"
thats why so many jatav`s are in indian army/airforce/navy/police etc etc.
Thanks to all indians
Jai Hind
Shyam Sunder
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Jan 23, 2013 @ 6:06 am
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Mar 21, 2013 @ 6:06 am
Thank you very much, after go through your article , we are feeling very proud to belonging to jatav samaj, Thanks a lot
dev dutt lathet
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Jan 17, 2014 @ 3:03 am
good, keep it up..
Thank you very much, after go through your article , everyone will feel very proud to belonging to jatav samaj, Thanks a lot
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Jan 26, 2014 @ 3:15 pm
Jatav people should know one thing, we should keep only one title now n that is 'jatav' this is the only way now to come together n get organised as ONE.. but this is not sufficient, we should bring all our brothers together that is all castes of SC n OBC only then we can win.. we must think over it to start a new era that is JATAV'S ERA..
Gitam Singh
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Mar 30, 2014 @ 8:08 am
It is unbeliveble that Actor/Singer Sonu Nigam belongs to jatav comunity.
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Mar 30, 2014 @ 8:08 am
I feel that jatavs are very much short in defence services i.e. in Army/Airforce and navy specially in officers cadre. it will be really good if we uplift our Jatav comunity to join NDA/CDS and provid them some special tips/coching class to incourage jatav youth students to come in defence services
PK Anand
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Apr 23, 2014 @ 9:09 am
Much elaborative article written by author 'Jatav' on caste Jatav. It gives feel good factor and put our tempo at height. In my opinion the name of caste as such not matter much untill unless it carries set of characteristics. Had caste 'Chamar' characterised by a group of people having good literacy, upper socio-economic status, involvement in buisiness, own agriculture, charity and so on, no one would have casted low rated comments. Chamar caste has been existing and contributing in society since vedic age/mythological age. In those days chamars used to make MYAAN for keeping swords, JEEN for horse riding, Dhaal, and ofcourse shoes all very much required by the then royal soldiers and army. In those days removing of skin from animals was also done by non-chamars. If one think in ancient time Sadhu with tiger skin, Shivji with tiger skin, Rama catching the golden dear, who would have given animal skin to them. Probably only those would have or would likely to do skin removal only. in later eras the status of chamars deteriorated and lastly attained status of untouchable. By meere changing the name of caste from chamar to Jatav and without changing the associated characteristics - not much will be achieved.

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