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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In the opening to his account of the Awan tribe, H. Sabiha Shaheen who addressed this issue as part of her MA Hiatory deems this theory tenable.
The female version of Malik is Malikah Arabic: The majority of his descendants came to refer to themselves as Qutb Shahi Awans  and most Awans are able to kn their family trees to Rudu Shah.
In Gujrat they only marry inter se, refusing to give daughters even to the Chibbsand not inter- marrying with the Khokhars. An Awan girl plaits her hair on the forehead and wears only ear-drops, this style being given up after marriage.
Furthermore, she states that Qutab Shah fled to the subcontinent along with a small group of people due to Mongol attacks and joined the court of Iltutmish. The Awans have a strong martial tradition and are renowned for their bravery.
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 Ghaur by Caliph Haroon-ur-Rasheed, the title of Awan being conferred upon him, and his descendants consequently being called Awans.
According to Denzil Ibbetson, the Awans may well have accompanied the forces of Hhistory and the Awans of Jalandhar, who claimed to have shifted from the Salt Range at the behest of one of the early Emperors of Delhi, cazt particularly notable for being in the imperial service at Delhi.
Awan (tribe) – Wikipedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Contemporary historians, namely Professor Ian Talbot and Professor Tan Tai Yong, have authored works that cite the Awans amongst other tribes as being looked upon as a martial race by not only the British, but neighboring tribes as well. Gurjar Parihar Bhati Baisla. According to one tradition the Awans, who claim Arab originare descendants of Qutb Shahhimself descended from Aliand were attached to the Muhammadan armies which invaded India as ‘auxiliaries,’ 3 whence their name.
By Barth, his first wife, he had a son named Khokhar: Retrieved from ” https: They often carry titles typical to Punjabis  who own tracts of ancestral land. They were prominent in the armies of the Slave Dynasty and the Khilji dynasty during the Delhi Sultanate period.
The majority of his descendants came to refer to themselves as Qutab Shahi Awans and most Awans are able to trace their family trees to Qutab Shah. In the Awan villages of Cats tahsil all the graves have a vertical slab at either end, while a woman’s grave can be at once distinguished by a smaller slab in the centre.
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The independent possessions of the Awans in the Salt Range were once very considerable, and in its western and central portion they are still the dominant race. Like the KassarsJanjuas and Khokharsbut unlike the Ghakkarsthe Awans have the institution of sirdariwhereby the eldest son of a chief gets an extra share.
Dilip Kumar’s 92nd birthday celebrated in the city – The Express Tribune”. Thus in Sialkot 1the Awans are said to be divided into 24 muhins. Apparently ,serving in armies has been their oldest profession in light of their fearless nature.
Its population is concentrated in the districts of RawalpindiAttockChakwalJhelumSargodhaKhushab particularly the Soon ValleyMianwali ] Awan tribes residing here are believed to have been the sole occupants of the Mianwali Salt Range for nearly six hundred yearsGujranwalaHafizabadGujratSialkotNarowaland Layyah and is also scattered throughout the rest of Punjab.
These four clans are again divided into numerous septs, often bearing eponymous names, hut sometimes the names of GujarJat and other tribal septs appear. Though these areas are their ancestral homelands and many own farms and other property there, numerous Awans live in the major cities of Pakistan such as Lahore where a section of the Awan tribe has established a settlement, aptly named Awan TownIslamabad, and Karachi.
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 Edit View history. They often carry titles typical to Punjabis who own tracts of ancestral land such as Malik, Chaudhry and Khan.
Pakistan is home to 4, members of the Awan tribe all Muslim. Many Awan families to this day live on and cultivate land, which their ancestors have held for centuries.
As in the case of the Sikhs, recruiting authorities showed a clear bias in favour of the dominant landowning tribes of the region, and recruitment of Punjabi Muslims was limited to those who belonged to tribes of high social standing or reputation – the ‘blood proud’ and once politically dominant aristocracy of the tract. According to Rose not only are the Awans of Arabian origin, he also accepted that they are indeed the descendants of Qutab Shah.
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They were prominent in the armies of the Slave Dynasty and the Khilji dynasty during the Delhi Sultanate period. Khokhar or Muhammad Shah who settled on the Chenab: Numerous Awans live in the major cities of Pakistan such as Lahore, where cash section of the Awan tribe has established a settlement, aptly named Awan TownIslamabad, and Karachi. The bulk of the Awan tribe is to be found in the Punjab Pakistan.