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    Quote Originally Posted by henry View Post
    <dl><dt>Rajputana</dt><dd>Among the Rajputs, Kumar (male) or Kumari (female) is often used as a middle name. Variants include: Kunwar, Kumara, Kumaru and Kumaran. Kumar means Prince, and Kumari means Princess; it is also used in heir apparent titles and enters into Rajput and Princely State titles. Kumar is also the name of a clan (all titled) Chetris who claim descent from the Suryavanshis, the Ranas of Mewar, and the ancestral predecessors of the Maharanas of Udaipur in Rajasthan.</dd></dl>

    So all the Kumars that are wrestling in Delhi, most of them are Rajputs (people from district Rajasthan) whereas Delhi the capitol is in Haryana, or well surrounded by Haryana.

    Rajputs are known for their bravery. During the Moghals the Rajputs where one of the states that never backed down against the Mughals.

    Akbar the great himself admired the Rajputs in many poems.
    The Gurka's special forces in the Uk claim to descend from the Rajputs.

    The Varnashrama also known and falsely named caste system by the western people is very accurate with many clans.


    Funny to know but for example the great khali in the us is a rajput.

    Rajput means Son of king which refers to everyone in the state of rajasthan.
    they had immense big kingdoms.


    Kumar is just a popular middle name in north india, just having the name kumar dosnt automatically mean that you are a rajput, most indian male and female wrestlers (more than 90%) including sushil are from haryana and belong to the 'jat' ethnic group.
    Last edited by trr121; 10-18-2010 at 11:36 AM.

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    Haryana athlets earned 15 out of the 38 gold medals for India.
    Their sport spirit seems to be related to their martial spirit known already in colonial time - the British recruited from Jats and other "martial races", mostly in North(western) India:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_race
    In the table at the bottom of the page, you can see that the population of Haryana is only 2,2 % of the total population of India but Haryana gives 7,82 % of the recruits. The neighboring state Punjab - even more: 2,4 % of the population and 15,3 of the recruits. Jat people live in both states.

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    sameer singh
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    Quote Originally Posted by trr121 View Post
    Kumar is just a popular middle name in north india, just having the name kumar dosnt automatically mean that you are a rajput, most indian male and female wrestlers (more than 90%) including sushil are from haryana and belong to the 'jat' ethnic group.

    Sushil kumar, Vijender singh, saina Nehwal, Virender sehwag, Krishna poonia etc all theses great players are JAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akzent View Post
    Haryana athlets earned 15 out of the 38 gold medals for India.
    Their sport spirit seems to be related to their martial spirit known already in colonial time - the British recruited from Jats and other "martial races", mostly in North(western) India:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_race
    In the table at the bottom of the page, you can see that the population of Haryana is only 2,2 % of the total population of India but Haryana gives 7,82 % of the recruits. The neighboring state Punjab - even more: 2,4 % of the population and 15,3 of the recruits. Jat people live in both states.
    This article in today's Times Of India explains why wrestlers from haryana do so well compared to other indian states
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/h...ow/6844460.cms

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