Pathans of Uttar Pradesh

Pashtun men in Kandahar, Afghanistan

The Pashtuns or Pathans have a large community in the Uttar Pradesh state in India, who form one of the largest Muslim communities in the state.

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Khanzada Rajputs

The Khanzada or Khan Zadeh are a community of Muslim Rajputs found in the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Sumneus Khan of Ranghur Mahomedans(formerly Rajpoots) background from Hissar.

In a recent study of a Chauhan Khanzada village in Raisenghat Tehsil of Barabanki District, this particular community was seen to be strongly identifying with neighbouring Pathan communities, and there was increasingly intermarriage between the two groups.

Pashtun diaspora

Today situated over parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Pashtun people of Afghanistan.
Ethnic Pashtuns in Pakistan and Afghanistan (including the southern borders of the former Soviet Union, the northeastern borders of Iran, and the northwestern borders of India disputed with Pakistan), in the early 1980s.
The proportion of people with Pashto as their mother tongue in each Pakistani District as of the 2017 Pakistan Census
Pashtun man in Al Ain, UAE
Pashtuns in the US by state

Additionally, people with Pashtun ancestry are also found across India; particularly in Rohilkhand, a region in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh; and in the Indian states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Indian people

Indians are the citizens and nationals of the Republic of India.

Ashoka pillar, erected by Emperor Ashoka in about 250 BC. It has been adopted as emblem of India.
Maratha Empire: Territory under Maratha control in 1760 (yellow), without its vassals
Goddess Lakshmi on gold coinage issued under Gupta Empire, c. 380 AD
Holi is a major Indian festival celebrated every spring.
Indian bride in traditional wedding attire
Vegetarian thali with naan, daal, raita and papad
Little India on 74th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York City, has developed into a pan-South Asian business district.

Newly coherent social groups in northern and western India, such as the Marathas, the Rajputs, the Pathans, the Jats and the Sikhs, gained military and governing ambitions during Mughal rule, which, through collaboration or adversity, gave them both recognition and military experience.

Baluch (Uttar Pradesh)

Muslim community found in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Prayer in Cairo (1865)
Jean-Léon Gérôme

The Baloch of Balochgarhi in Lucknow District considers themselves simply as a sub-group of the Pathan, with whom they intermarry.

Islam in Uttar Pradesh

Second largest religion in the state with 38,483,967 adherents, forming 19.26% of the total population as per the 2011 census.

Zenith of the Ghaznavid Empire (1030 CE), with vassal states that included much of present-day Uttar Pradesh.
Built in 1580, the tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti is an example of Sufi patronage in Uttar Pradesh during the medieval period.
Najibabad, Rohilkhand c. 1784-94. Rohilkhand derives its name from the Rohillas, groups of Pashtun Muslims who settled in northwestern Uttar Pradesh during the 17th and 18th centuries.
Burhan ul Mulk Sa'adat Khan
Aligarh Muslim University
Traditional North Indian Muslim cuisine
Tomb of Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti in Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh
The phrase Zaban-e Urdu-e Mualla ("The language of the exalted camp") written in Nastaʿlīq script.

Over time a fourfold division arose among the Ashraf, with the Sayyids (the actual or claimed descendants of the Islamic prophet, Mohammad), the Shaikh, communities signifies Arab descent and comes under high Baradari of society, however majority are the native Brahmin, Kshatriya and Vaishya clans who used the title of Sheikh after conversion to Islam, the Mughals, descendants of Central Asian Turks and Mongols and the Pathans, descendants of Pashtun tribesmen from Pakistan and Afghanistan.