Awan a South Asian Zamindar tribe, putatively of Arab origin, living The Ferozsons Urdu-English Dictionary lists the Awans as a tribe whose name is of Arabic.
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Cunningham looked upon the Awans as a Rajput clan, whereas Kaul was of the opinion that the tribe was of either Jat or Rajput origin, pointing to the fact that in Sanskrit, the term Awan means “defender” or “protector” and asserting that this title was awarded by surrounding tribes due to the Awans successfully defending their strongholds against aggression.
Though these areas are their ancestral homelands and many own farms and other property there, numerous Awans live in the major cities of Pakistan such as Lahore where a section of the Awan tribe has established a settlement, aptly named Awan TownIslamabad, and Karachi. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from August Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Use hhistory dates from January Articles containing Urdu-language text Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from March All articles with unsourced statements Articles castt unsourced statements from June Articles with unsourced statements from August On a rural level, Awans historically were of the zamindar or landowning class  aaan many Awan families to this day live on and cultivate land, which their ancestors have held for centuries.
Cunningham looked upon the Awans as a Rajput clan,  whereas Kaul was of the opinion that the tribe was of either Jat or Rajput origin, pointing to the fact that in Sanskritthe term Awan means “defender” or “protector” and asserting that this title was awarded by surrounding tribes due to the Awans successfully defending their strongholds against aggression.
This article needs additional citations for verification. The Military, Government and Society in Colonial Punjab, The Pakistani military has always historyy recruited Awans and as is consistent with the past, the tribe continues to produce a considerable number of recruits who occupy many of the senior-most ranks of the Pakistani Army. There are no threads for this page. The most extensive study of the tribe was conducted during the era of the British Raj, and as a result of census data collated during this period, the Awan tribe was invariably ij as being exclusively Muslim.
Awan (tribe) – Wikipedia
According to Rose not only are the Awans of Arabian origin, he also accepted that they are indeed the descendants of Qutab Shah. Brandreth believed the Awans to be remnants of Bactrian Greeks. Dilip Kumar’s 92nd birthday celebrated in the city – The Express Tribune”. As claiming descent from Qutb Shah the Awans are often called Qutb-shahi, and sometimes style themselves Ulami. But in the best available account of the tribe 4 the Awans are indeed said to be of Arabian origin and descendants of Qutb Shahbut he is said to have ruled Herat and to have joined Mahmud of Ghazni when he invaded India.
Awan community grieved over Malik’s demise. A smaller portion of the tribe resides in Azad Kashmir,and to a lesser extent is also present in the Pakistani provinces of Sindh and Balochistan. People of the Awan community have a strong presence in the Pakistani Army  [ need quotation to verify ] and have a strong martial tradition.
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In addition, Awans can also be found in Afghanistan and some parts of India. In the opening to his account of the Awan tribe, H.
Naheed Qasimi Writer and literary critic. Consequentially, socially dominant Muslim tribes historj as the Gakkhars, Janjuas and Awans, and a few Rajput tribes, concentrated in the Rawalpindi and Jhelum districts in the northern Salt Range tract in the Punjab, accounted for more than ninety per cent of Punjabi Muslim recruits.
They were prominent in the armies of the Slave Dynasty and the Khilji dynasty during the Delhi Sultanate period. The loading family among the Awans is that of the Malik of Kalabaghand throughout the Jhelum Salt Range they have numerous maliks 1 notably Lal Khan of Nurpur in Pind Dadan Khan, head of the Shial descendants of Shihan, a great malik in the latter part of the eighteenth century.
They formerly ureu all the plain country at the foot of the western Salt Range, but have been gradually driven up into the hills by Pathans advancing from the Indus, and Tiwanas from the Jhelum. He considers the Awans to be of Arabian origin and traces their lineage to Ali, but according to him, Abdullah Rasul Mirza was the remote ancestor of the Awans; in the eighth century, he rudu made a commander of the army of Ghaur by Caliph Haroon-ur-Rasheed, the title of Awan being conferred upon him, and nistory descendants consequently being called Awans.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Punjabi tribes Social groups of Pakistan. The Pakistani military has always heavily recruited Awans and as is consistent with the past, the tribe continues to produce a considerable number of soldiers, many of whom today occupy many of the senior-most ranks of the Pakistani Army. The female version of Malik is Malikah Arabic: The Awans subscribe to the belief that they are the descendants of the fourth CaliphAli though the bulk of those belonging to the tribe are not Shiasand as such, a number adopt acst title, Alvi — particularly those who migrated from East Punjab to Pakistan – although not all of those who refer to themselves as Alvi are Awans.
In Gujrat they only marry inter se, refusing to give daughters even to the Chibbsand not inter- marrying with the Khokhars. According to Denzil Ibbetson, the Awans may well have accompanied the forces of Baburand the Awans of Jalandharwho claimed to have shifted from the Salt Range at the behest of one of the early Emperors of Delhiwere particularly notable for being in the imperial service at Delhi.
Most Awans maintain and have always maintained they are descended from an individual named Qutb Shaha ruler of Herat and a general in the army of Mahmud of Ghazniwho himself was a Hashemite descendant of the Prophet Muhammad ‘s cousin and son-in-law, Ali but by a wife other than the Prophet’s daughter, Fatimah. The findings of the geneticist, S. Many Awan families to this day live on and cultivate land, which their ancestors have held for centuries.
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Ni originally Hindu character of these names is patent, and not explained away by the tradition that Chauhan and Khokhar took their mother’s name. Hence they speak the language of the region they settled in now. On a rural level, Awans are respected as members of the Zamindar or landowning class.
Kn the Awan villages of Talagang tahsil all the graves have a vertical slab at either end, while a woman’s grave can be at once distinguished by a smaller slab in the centre.
Numerous Awans live in the major cities of Pakistan such as Lahore, where a section of the Awan tribe has established a settlement, aptly named Awan TownIslamabad, and Karachi. Awon Qutab Shah and 2. Many have aean and continue to play, prominent roles in areas as varied as the military, business, politics and literature.