WALLABHIPUR. In A.D. 770, Wallabbipur, the present 1Valleh, which had the most brilliant court in India, fell before an irruption from the north, supposed by Mountstuart Elphinstone to be Persians under Nushirwan the Great, by Colonel Tod to be Scythians, and by. another authority to be Indo-Bactrians. The name of Gurjjara the time of Hiwen Thsang was confined to 1Vestern Rajputana, and it was still a distinct country.from Saurashtra in A.D. 812, when Karka, raja of Lateswara, recorded a grant of land. Between this date and A.D. 1310, there is a gap of five cen turies, during which period we have no mention of Gurjjara in any contemporary records. General Cunningham has a strong suspicion, however, that the movement of the Gujar race towards the Peninsula must have been connected with the permanent conquest of Dehli, Kanouj, and Ajmir by the Muhammadans, which ejected the Chauhan and Rahtor tribes from Northern Rajputana and the Upper Ganges, and thrust them towards the south. The Rahtor occupied Pali to the east of
Balmer in the Samvat year 1283, or A.D. 1226. This settlement of the Rahtor must have driven the great body of the Gujar from their ancient seats, and forced them to the south towards Anhalwara Pattan and Eder. This was actually the case of the Gohil, who, being expelled from Marwar by the Rahtor, settled in the eastern side of the Peninsula, which was named after thern Gohilwara. In the time of Akbar, the Gujar had certainly not penetrated into the Peninsula, as Abul Fazl does not name them in his notice of the different tribes which then occupied the Circar of Surat ; and even at the present day there is no large community of the Gujar in the Pen hisula.