Thursday, August 11, 2022
Haryana

The People


People

Meos

The Meos are concentrated in Mewat, comprising the hill country tract of Gurgaon, Alwar and Baratpur. They take their name from the place of their residence the Mewat. They claim to have a Rajput origin, descendants of an ancestor who was converted to Islam in the time of Kutub-ud-din. Meos are a happy blend of Islam and Hinduism. They observe the feasts of both but fasts of none. On the occasion of marriage, birth and other ceremonies Hindu customs and practices are observed. As a people they are daring and full of a spirit of adventure.