The Mair, and their fellow Sunar caste the Tanks, were represented by the Mair and Tank Kshatriya Rajput Sahaik Sabha, which in 1901 issued some arguments in support of their claims of being descendents of Rajput goldsmiths from Rajputana. British writer E. A. H. Blunt noted in 1931 that the Mair and Tank claims to Kshatriya status had never been "satisfactorily proved", but allowed that some Sonar sub-castes "may well be of Kshatriya descent", taking as evidence the high social status of goldsmiths.
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- ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=dRtYAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA309&dq=mair+claim&hl=en&ei=9fh5TvrvI7LE0AHjhfjBAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CD8Q6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=mair%20claim&f=false
- ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=Th3Mu-_RwjQC&pg=PA440&dq=Mair+and+Tank+Kshatriya&hl=en&ei=xvl5TrrtOoLV0QHG6qytAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Mair%20and%20Tank%20Kshatriya&f=false
- ^  pg. 203 - in validating "lost" status, as in the following petition presented to the king by the Hindu Mair and Tank Kshatriya Rajput Sabha of Lahore (a caste of Sonars or goldsmiths)
- ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=mABr0B_Ah2QC&pg=PA211&dq=Mair+and+Tank+Kshatriya&hl=en&ei=xvl5TrrtOoLV0QHG6qytAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CEwQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=Mair%20and%20Tank%20Kshatriya&f=false
Ethnic groups, social groups and tribes of the Punjab Agrawal Arains Aroras Brahmins Scheduled Castes Ahirs Gurjars JatsBajwa • Basra • Batth • Beniwal • Birring • Bhatti • Tiwana • Bhullar • Chahal • Chatha • Cheema • Dhaka • Dhillon • Dhaliwal • Dhindsa • Ghuman • Gill • Gondal • Goraya • Grewal • Heer • Jassal • Khokhar • Maan • Patlan • Ponwar • Randhawa • Sandhu • Saharan • Sidhu • Sodhi • Sohal • Virdi • Virk • Sanghera • Tiwana • Wahla • Sahi • Nanda. Labana Julaha Khatris RajputsBabbar • Baghela • Bais • Bhakral • Bhatti • Candel • Chattar • Chib • Chhimba • Chauhan • Doad • Dhulia • Deora • Gohil • Jamwal • Janjua • Khokhar • Mair • Manhas • Manj • Mekan Naroo • Naruka • Nauls • Noon • Panwar • Prasad • Pundir • Puni • Ranawat • Rawat • Ranial • Rathore • Saharan • Saini • Sulehria • Sial • Shaktawat • Solangi • Sohlan • Sisodia • Tuar • Thakial • Varya Ravidassia Saini Tarkhan Shaikhs SialBharwana • Bhawana SayyidGardezi • Hashemi Kumhar Others
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