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Jaswal is a Rajput clan found predominantly in Northern India.

The etymological origins of the word Jaswal can be traced back to the Kingdom of Jaswan that was founded around 1170 CE in present day Himachal Pradesh.

Religion-wise, Jaswals, in the contemporary context, like any other Rajput caste, are primarily Hindu, [1] and can be Sikh. [2]

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Genealogy

The Jaswal Rajputs are a branch of the Katoch clan of Kangra. Their ancestor Raja Purab Chand was a brother of the then Raja of Kangra who carved out an independent kingdom in the Swaan valley, which came to be known as Jaswan. His descendants were hence known as Jaswal Rajputs.

The present head of the clan is Raja Chain Singh (since 1945) who lives in his ancestral palace at Amb (Una District). [3]

Jaswal Villages

  • Narur, Punjab (India)
  • Bham, Punjab (India)
  • Rajpura Jaswan, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Amlehar, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Saloh, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Amb, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Una, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Kuthera Jaswalan, Himachal Pradesh {India}
  • Behin, Himachal Pradesh (India). It is a prominent village in dehra in distt kangra, a prominent land of past warriors of jaswal clan. the history of village boasts of the glory of ethnic clan that history has ever witnessed.
  • Dangoh, Distt. Una, Teh. Amb, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Slapper (Khurahal),Distt. Mandi,Teh. Sunder Nagar Himachal Pradesh (India)

Notable persons

  • Lt Gen B S Jaswal, AVSM*, VSM [4]

GOC-in-C (general officer commanding-in-chief) of Northern Command Indian Army.

  • Kanwar Rameshwar Singh IPS[5]

References

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