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Title: Gakhars  
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Subject: Rawalpindi, Rohtas Fort, Islamabad, History of Jhelum, Jhelum District
Collection: Hindkowan Tribes, Punjabi Tribes, Social Groups of Pakistan
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Punjabi, Hindko, and Urdu
Panoramic view of Pharwala Fort, traditional seat of the Gakhar Clan

The Gakhars (also Gakkhar or Ghakhar or Ghakkar) are a clan found predominantly in Pakistan.


  • Medieval Gakhars and Babur 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • Further reading 4

Medieval Gakhars and Babur

The Gakhars had engaged in a long-running battle for sovereignty over the Salt Range.

The history of this region (the Salt Range) from the thirteenth century onward had been a sickening record of wars between the Janjuhas and the Gakkhars for political ascendancy.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Advanced History of Medieval India by S. R. (Shiri Ram) Bakshi, Anmol Publ. 1995, p142

Further reading

  • Gakkhar, A. S Bazmee Ansari, in Encyclopedia of Islam, 2nd ed.,Edited by J.H.Kramers et al., E.J Brill, Leiden, pp. 972–74.
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