Jat Kingdoms in Ancient India
Some Jat historians and other writers have mentioned in various references about the ancient Jat kingdoms.
Some of them are listed below and the reference with each name indicates source where it is written :
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Prof. Maheswari Prasad of Banaras Hindu University has written that one reason for non–occurrence of word
Jat as such in ancient literature may be that they were formerly known by other names i.e.
their clan names also. Change of nomenclature is a part of the historical process.
With the branching of community, its several branches known by different names and when one of them is
distinguished by its achievement, other groups also take its name as a general designation.
It is therefore quite expected that descendants of many old communities are still present among Jats.