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Office Bearers

President – Dr Rajeev Gupta president@rmauk.org
Secretary – Dr Sanjeev Arora secretary@rmauk.org
Treasurer – Dr B R Thanvi treasurer@rmauk.org
Cultural Secretary – Dr Kalpana Upadhyaya
Executive members – Dr Kishor Thankey

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Origin of Rajasthan

The word “Raj” mean Royal. The first mention of word Rajasthan comes from the works of George Thomas (Military Memories) and James Tod. Rajasthan literally means a Land of Kingdoms. However, in old times western Rajasthan with eastern Gujarat were part of “Gurjaratra” or Gurjarabhumi, land of Gurjars. The local dialects of the time use the expression Rājwār, the place or land […]

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Rajasthani Dress

Rajasthani dress is special, colourful and attractive. Traditionally men wear dhotis, kurta, and paggar or safa (kind of turban headgear). Traditional Chudidar payjama (puckered trousers) frequently replaces dhoti in different regions. Women wear ghagra (long skirt) andkanchli (top). However, dress style changes with lengths and breaths of vast Rajasthan. Dhoti is worn in different ways in Marwar (Jodhpur area) or Shekhawati (Jaipur area) or Hadoti (Bundi area). Similarly, there are a […]

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History and origin

Its difficult to know exactly when and how Rajasthan originated. It is said that the Indus Valley Civilization, one of the world’s first and oldest, was in parts of what is now Rajasthan. Kalibangan, in Hanumangarh district, was a major provincial capital of the Indus Valley Civilization, now part of Pakistan. It is believed that Western Kshatrapas were Saka rulers of the western part […]

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