Jhala is a Rajput clan.[1][2] They are found in Rajasthan and Gujarat state of India. The clan is also found among Koli castes [3] as Jala.

The Jhalawar state ruled by Jhala Rajputs in Rajasthan was a 17-gun salute state,[4] the princely state of Dhrangadhra was a 13-gun salute state in the 1920s, when it was ruled by members of the Jhala dynasty. At that time, Jhalas also governed in the 11-gun salute state of Wankaner and in the 9-gun salute states of Limbdi and Wadhwan, as well as in the non-salute states of Lakhtar, Sayla and Chuda.[5]


  1. ^ Barbara N. Ramusack (2003). The Indian Princes and their States, The New Cambridge History of India. Cambridge University Press. p. 73. ISBN 9781139449083.
  2. ^ M. S. Naravane (1999). The Rajputs of Rajputana: A Glimpse of Medieval Rajasthan. APH Publishing. p. 153. ISBN 978-81-7648-118-2.
  3. ^ Roy, Shibani (1983). Koli Culture: A Profile of the Culture of Talpad Vistar. New Delhi, India: Cosmo Publications. pp. 98: Koli clans in Gujarat such as Jala (Jhala), Jhalawadia, Jaloria, Makwana, Rathod.((cite book)): CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  4. ^ "Indian Princely States before 1947 A-J". www.worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  5. ^ McLeod, John (1999). Sovereignty, Power, Control: Politics in the States of Western India, 1916-1947. BRILL. pp. 8–9. ISBN 9789004113435.

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