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The Annals served as the first systematic introduction of the Rājpūts to the European world. Early accounts of the Rājpūts come from Mughal sources, as well as from the travel narratives of early European visitors to the subcontinent. A prominent feature of the Rājpūt identity was as a fierce component of the Mughal military forces. The Mughals skillfully deployed the Rājpūts in their service both to keep other local Rajas in check, and also to balance the various Rājpūt forces against one another. One of the defining marks of the Rājpūt was the "heroic repast of the flesh of the wild boar killed in the chase". Every traveler comments on the Rajput penchant for meat eating.

Keywords: Mughal military force; Rājpūts



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