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Rajputs (From Sanskrit root, meaning "son of a king") were the main group of people in Rajputana, a historic location in northwest India. They were Hindus and in the warrior caste.

The Mughal emperors drew most of their Hindu officials from this caste and Akbar I married a Rajput princess.[1]


  1. The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History, Bulliet et al, 2005.