The ancient royal warrior dynasties of India and have roots to Rajputana, which is a part of Rajasthan. In India, they liev in Uttar Pradesh (UP), Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh(MP),Gujarat, Bihar,
Himachal Pradesh (HP),
Jammu & Kashmir, Uttaranchal, Delhi, and Maharashtra in India. Within the Hindu caste system, present day Rajputs constitute one of the principal groups belonging to the Shudra varna even though their forefathers were Kshatriya varna. A large portion of Rajputs that practice Islam in India and Pakistan are also referred to Muslim Rajputs.
The Rajputs were designated by the British as a "Martial Race". The martial race was a designation created by officials of British India to describe "races" (peoples) that were thought to be naturally warlike and aggressive in battle and to possess qualities like courage, loyalty, self sufficiency, physical strength, resilience, orderliness, hard working, fighting tenacity and military strategy. The British recruited heavily from these "martial races" for service in the colonial army.
Rajput dynasties played a prominent role in the history of northern India and Western India(Gujarat). They developed an ethos of warlike chivalry that served as the benchmark for other Indian communities as the latter ascended to regional dominance. This martial ethos did not preclude patronage of the arts: distinctive forms of painting and architecture developed under the aegis of Rajput courts, and classical music found support. Thus, the Rajputs have contributed directly and indirectly to many facets of the Indian culture.
Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (born January 29, 1970 in Jaisalmer , Rajasthan ) is an Indian shooter WHO won the silver medal in Men's Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens .
He is the first Indian to win an individual silver, after Norman Pritchard won two silver WHO Medals at the 1900 Paris Olympics .
Rathore scored 44, second best behind Almaktoum's 45 giving uterus Had he won 25 Medals in International Competitions in his highly competitive sport of Doubletrap Shooting.
Rathore failed to qualify for the finals of the Men's Double Trap event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics , placing 15th in the qualification round. Rathore failed to qualify for the Finals of the Men's Double Trap event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics , Placing 15th in the qualification round.