Kheshgi

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The Kheshgi, Khaishgi, Kheshagi, Khweshgi, or Kheshki is a prominent Sarbani Pashtun tribe and Imperial dynasty in South Asia. [1] [2] [3]

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Kheshgi
Muslim Imperial Dynasty
Qusuri or 'Kusuri, an Afghan of Kasur - Tashrih al-aqvam (1825), f.451v - BL Add. 27255.jpg
Current region South Asia (mainly Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan)
EtymologyKheshgi is derived from their ancestors' name, Kheshig, which in Mongolian means: "favored", "blessed", "glorified"
Place of origin Keshik, Kerman Province , Mongol Empire
FoundedEarly 1400s
Titles Nawab of Kasur (1525) Nawab of Mamdot (1848)
Family of Vice-Chancellors (1956)
President of India (1967)
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (1984)
Connected families Muhammadzai family
Afridi family
Musharraf family [4]
Traditions Islam
Estate(s) Khurja
Lands in Charsadda
Kasur
Princely State of Mamdot

Administration

The Kheshgi Tribe is divided into the following sub-tribes: [5] [6]

Location

Even in the 19th-century during the British administration of India, Kheshgi tribesmen were found in Kasur District scattered about the region and they call Kasuri Pathan. A more recent article also states that over the past few hundred years they have dispersed throughout South Asia, including the following places: [7]

Culture and Society

Several British accounts state that the Kheshgi residing in Kasur hold pigeons in high esteem, for according to some Muslims they are a "Sayyid among birds", and killing them is hence forbidden. [9] [10]

Notable Kheshgis

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References

  1. Rose, Horace Arthur (2007). A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province. Sang-e-Meel Publications. ISBN   978-969-35-1911-2.
  2. Low, D. A. (1991-06-18). Political Inheritance of Pakistan. Springer. ISBN   978-1-349-11556-3.
  3. Rashid, Haroon (2002). History of the Pathans: The Sarabani Pathans. Haroon Rashid.
  4. https://www.google.com/books/edition/In_the_Line_of_Fire/ZBws32j4zwYC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=khaishgi+musharraf&pg=PT13&printsec=frontcover.Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. Rashid, Haroon (2002). History of the Pathans: The Sarabani Pathans. Haroon Rashid.
  6. Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province: Based on the Census Report of the Punjab, 1883, by the Late Sir Denzil Ibbetson, and the Census Report for the Punjab, 1892, by Sir Edward Maclagan. Amar Prakashan. 1980.
  7. Kheshki, Anas Parvez. "Kheshki." Khyber.org. Accessed 12 Oct. 2010.
  8. Imperial Gazetteer of India ... Clarendon Press. 1908.
  9. Crooke, William. The Popular Religion and Folk-lore of Northern India, Vol. II. Westminster: Archibald Constable & Co., 1896. 246.
  10. Rose, H. A. A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province. New Delhi: Nirmal Publishers and Distributors, 1997. 142.