Viewing page 2 of 166

This transcription has been completed. Contact us with corrections.


CALLED also Rajpoots or Chuttrees.  They are of the Hindoo warrior tribe.  The particular class here photographed belongs to the Hutteea Rajpoots, who refused to bow to the King of Delhi.  Their chief occupations are military service and agriculture, and they are not migratory.  Their religion is Hindoo, and their caste or grade ranks the second in the Hindoo system, being inferior only to the Brahmin.  They are generally a warlike and sturdy race.  Their principal diet is animal food, and they are fond of hunting and shooting.  They eat deer, wild hog, hare, &c., but not beef, and live between fifty and sixty years.  
-- Vide Art. Rajpoot.