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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Views Read Edit View history. The majority of his descendants came to refer to themselves as Qutb Shahi Awans  and most Awans are able to trace their family trees to Qutb Shah.
An Awan girl plaits her hair on the forehead and wears only ear-drops, this style being given up after marriage. 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 cst Delhiwere particularly notable for being in the imperial service at Delhi.
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MALIK AWAN HISTORY – THE MALIK AWAN
As a dominant tribe the eastern limits of their position coincide approximately with the western border of the Chakwal and Pind Dadan Khan tahsils, but they have also spread eastwards along the foot of the hills as far as the Sutlej, and southwards down that river valley into Multan and Jhang.
Punjabi tribes Social groups of Pakistan.
Talbot’s assessment of the Awans, Rose also commented: The Awans have a strong martial tradition and are renowned for their bravery. They formerly held 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. Sabiha Shaheen who addressed this issue as part of caxt MA Thesis deems this theory tenable.
In Kohat towards Khushalgarh they resemble the Awans of the Salt Range, but elsewhere in that District are hardly distinguishable from the Bangash and Niazais among whom they live.
Malik is the honorary title of the Awan clan. Historians describe them as valiant warriors and farmers who imposed their supremacy on their close kin the Janjuas in part of the Salt Range, and established large colonies all along the Indus to Sind, and a densely populated centre not far from Lahore.
Awan soldier in battle uniform. Other theories have been adduced by the Awans regarding their origins, but most of these hypotheses also point to the tribe being descended from Qutb Shah, who entered the Indian Subcontinent as part of a military campaign and traced his bloodline to Ali. Dorning, suggest that the Awans are ethnically distinct from Jats hiistory Rajputs, thus negating theories that propose the Awan tribe originated from Jat or Rajput groups.
The Awans subscribe to the belief that they are the descendants of the fourth Caliph, Ali though the bulk of those belonging to the tribe are not Shiasand as such, a number adopt the title, Alvi — particularly those who migrated from East Punjab to Pakistan – although not all of those who refer to themselves as Alvi are Awans.
Tori 6 and Jhajh whose descendants are said to be still found in Tirah and elsewhere. With him came six of his many sons: The Military, Government and Society in Colonial Punjab, The Pakistani military has always heavily recruited Awans and as is consistent with the past, the tribe continues to produce a considerable number of recruits who occupy many ureu the senior-most ranks of the Pakistani Army. People of the Awan community have a strong presence in the Histry Army  [ need quotation to verify ] and have a strong martial tradition.
Awan History – Awan History
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 the title, Alvi — particularly those who migrated from East Punjab to Pakistan – although not all of those who refer to themselves as Alvi are Awans.
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 was made a commander of the army of Waan by Caliph Haroon-ur-Rasheed, the title of Awan being conferred upon him, and his descendants consequently being called Awans. According to Denzil Ibbetson, hixtory Awans may well have accompanied the forces of Babur and the Awans of Jalandhar, who claimed to historh shifted from the Salt Range at the behest of one of the early Emperors of Delhi, were particularly notable for being in the imperial service at Delhi.
A number of Awan villages also exist next to Lahore along the Indo-Pak border uurdu many Awans settled after migrating from East Punjab in following partition.
In other respects their customs of inheritance are closely alike those of the other Muhammadan tribes among whom they live. According to Rose not only are the Awans of Arabian origin, he also accepted that they are indeed the descendants of Qutab Shah. 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 dmy dates from January Articles containing Urdu-language text Wikipedia articles needing factual verification from March All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from June Articles with unsourced statements from August They often carry titles typical to Punjabis  who own tracts of ancestral land.
A smaller portion of the tribe resides in Azad Kashmir and to a lesser extent also present in the Pakistani provinces of Sindh and Balochistan.
Views Read View source View history. As claiming descent from Qutb Shah the Awans are often called Qutb-shahi, and sometimes style themselves Ulami.
The Awans are descendents of eleventh century ruler of HeratQutab Shah. By Barth, his first wife, he had a son named Khokhar: Apply to be a Writer Report page Share this. Ethnic groupssocial histoy and tribes of the Punjab.