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Documentation of births and deaths, generally, remained very iffy in many parts of the Islamic world well into the 1950s as empires crumbled into nation states, borders hardened, tribes were forcibly sedentarized, and new family names got adopted, so a theory like this is very easy to cook up -- but it is also just as likely to be true.
Pacification of the Pindaris followed a pattern also used to domesticate the Thags and large landlords: all three were deprived of their military roles, but in return were rewarded with landholdings as they became sedentarized.