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'Martial Races of India' Jat of the Indian Army, Western United Provinces, 1944 (c).
Photograph, India, 1944 (c).
The Jat people are considered to be the merged descendants of the original Indo-Aryans invaders of India. They follow the Moslem, Sikh and Hindu faiths and live in northern India and in what is now Pakistan. They have a long history of soldering and the British soon recruited them into the Indian Army, declaring them to be one of India's 'Martial Races'.
From a collection of photographs taken to illustrate the races recruited into the Indian Army and the geographical areas in which they originated.
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