RAJA -بادشاہ राजा, 王

Many Rajas (Kings) existed before British rule in India. The History of the Jarrals is well documented in the 'land of Kings'.

The Rajouri state was autonomously ruled by the Jarral Kings (Rajas) and enjoyed good relations with the British.

Rajouri is still steeped with history of the Jarral rulers.

Notable rulers of Rajouri were as follows:

Raja Nakh, Raja Burkhan, Raja Charik, Raja Abar Majroa, Raja Sindh Roa, Raja en Roa, Raja Sangti Roa, Raja Ghee Roa,
Raja Cot Roa, Raja Daj Roa, Raja Manak Seh, Raja Sahab Seh.

From 1845 onwards -

Raja Raheem Ullah Khan
Raja Sher C
Mirza Sultan Mohd
Mirza Faqir Ullah
Mirza Shah Wali
Mirza Kala Khan
Mirza Senf Ullah
Mirza Mir Mohd
Raja Raj Mohd
Raja Agar Khan

Throughout the Period of 1915-32 there were many uprisings as the Jarral clan did not agree with changes in administration.

 The Royal Jarral Family 

The Jarral families migrated to parts of the United Kingdom in the 1960's due to turbulence and displacement in Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir. Some families stayed in the the district. The others were 'Muhajir' (emigrant groups) who left their possessions and good friends in Jaralan and Risia, Rajouri - (Thesils)  and traveled on foot to other parts of Kashmir and Pakistan during the partition of India. Over a million perished during the migration and around fifteen million became homeless. Also known as the Mountbatten Plan.

Many came as economic migrants and participated in the UK Economy, in areas such as Education, Law, Medicine and Politics.

Initially, the Jarral Rajputs lived around London town and later moved to other parts of the United Kingdom.

Royal Jarral Heritage in the United Kingdom

Titles and Styles in the UK

Jarral Rajputs still use their ancestral titles' such as Raja. This title is a form of nobility and means princely ruler.  Many other titles  were conferred upon by the Mughal emperor of India, Shah Jahan and as a result of the inter marriages that followed.

Whatever the literal meaning and traditional prestige of the rulers' actual title, the British Government translated them all as "Princes" in order to avoid the implication that the native rulers could be "Kings" with status equal to that of the British monarchs. However, the Jarral Rajputs had their own distinctive lineage before the advent of the British Raj in Kashmir and India. The Royal Jarrals ruled Rajouri before British occupation.

The next generation of Rajputs born in the United Kingdom may also prefer to use their ancestral titles and royal prerogative i.e. prince of blood, since the title was conferred on the Jarrals' and does not have any restrictions. Hence, the translation into the English language for the purpose of correctness.