Faujdar

Faujdar was a title awarded by Mughal and other Muslim rulers in South Asia to garrison commanders.

In pre-Mughal times, the term referred to a military officer but did not refer to a specific rank. With the administrative reforms performed by Mughal emperor Akbar, this rank was systemised. The empire as a whole was divided into provinces known as subah, which were further divided into sarkars, and then parganas. One of the names used to describe the officer posted to act as the administrator of the sarkar was faujdar.

Faujdar is mostly used as a title by Jat gotras such as Sogarwar, Chahar, Sinsinwar, Kuntal throughout Northern India and Pakistan. Fouzder title is also found in Bangladesh specially in the Hindu Kshatriya community of Khulna division. Varman/Barman/Varma was their main title.Some say that they are descendant of the General of army of Nawab Alivardi Khan. There is still many example of Varman dynasty in Sylhet division.There is also a cadet college,Fouzderhat Cadet College in Chittagong.

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... But his attempt was foiled by the local faujdar, Mir Abul Fazl ... The faujdar succeeded in repulsing them, though in the process he was seriously wounded and a number of his troops also perished ... Aurangzeb rewarded the faujdar with the title of Iltitifat Khan, increasing his Mansab by 200 sawars ...
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