Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 171. Not illustrated. Chapters: Sumedh Singh Saini, Gurdan Saini, Nek Chand, Subedar Joginder Singh, Nanua Bairagi, M S Banga, Chaudhari Dewan Chand Saini, Ajit Saini, Harnam Singh Saini, Swati Mia Saini, Gurmukh Singh Saini, Labh Singh Saini, Sadhu Singh Hamdard, Uday Singh Taunque, Nanu Singh Saini, Krishan Kant Saini, Taz, Pritam Saini, Jathedar Sadhu Singh Bhaura, Kulbir Bhaura, Soni Pabla, Reena Saini Kallat, Kartar Singh Taunque, Baljit Singh Saini, Jagjit Singh Taunque, Jasbir Singh Saini Chair, Angela Saini, Ajay Banga. Excerpt: Saini (Hindi: ·) is a warrior caste of India. Sainis, also known as Shoorsaini (Hindi: ) in Puranic literature, are now found by their original name only in Punjab and in the neighboring states of Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. They trace their descent from Rajputs of the Yaduvanshi Surasena lineage, originating from Yadava King Shurasena , who was the grandfather of both Krishna and the legendary Pandava warriors. Sainis relocated to Punjab from Mathura and surrounding areas over different periods of time. Ancient Greek traveller and ambassdor to India, Megasthenes, also came across this clan in its glory days as the ruling tribe with its capital in Mathura. There is also an academic opinion that the ancient king Porus, the celebrated opponent of Alexander the Great, belonged to this once most dominant Yadava sept. Megasthenes described this tribe as Sourasenoi. Like most other Rajput origin tribes of Punjab, Sainis also took up farming during medieval period due to the Turko-Islamic political domination, and have been chiefly engaged in both agriculture and military service since then until the recent times. During British period Sainis were enlisted as a statutory agricultural tribe as well as a martial class. Sainis have a distinguished record as soldiers in the armies of pre...
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