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A Maratha Durbar showing the Chief (Raja) and the nobles (Sardars, Jagirdars, Istamuradars & Mankaris) of the state.

This is a list of Maratha dynasties and Maratha princely states.

Historical Maratha dynasties with original clans spread globally

Maratha Clans around present day India Region(s) Controlled Present State
Bhonsale Maratha Empire
Satara State
Kolhapur State
Sawantwadi State
Akkalkot State
Kingdom of Nagpur
Bhonsale Thanjavur State Tamil Nadu
Ghorpade Mudhol State
Sandur State
Mehere (Maratha) Jaoli State Maharashtra
Gaekwad Baroda State Gujarat
Holkar Indore State Madhya Pradesh
Shinde Gwalior State Madhya Pradesh
Pawar Dewas Senior
Dewas Junior
Dhar State
Madhya Pradesh
Newalkar Jhansi State Uttar Pradesh
Bhave Ramdurg State Karnataka
Gandekar Bhor State Maharashtra
Karkare Jalaun State Uttar Pradesh
Patwardhan Jamkhandi State Karnataka
Patwardhan Sangli State
Miraj Senior
Miraj Junior
Kurundvad Senior
Kurundvad Junior
Nimbalkar Phaltan State Maharashtra
Chavan Jath State Maharashtra
Pant Pratinidhi (Jaykar) Aundh State Maharashtra

† - States annexed by the British East India Company

Maratha Princely States

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The Marathas ruled much of India in the period immediately preceding the consolidation of British rule in India. The Maratha states came to form the largest bloc of princely states in the British Raj, in terms of territory and population.[citation needed][1]

The Maratha Salute state and Head of State by precedence

Non-salute states

Non-salute Maratha states, alphabetically:

States Annexed by the British under the Doctrine of Lapse

See also


  1. ^ "Anglo-Maratha Wars". World History Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ Ramusack, Barbara N. (2007). The Indian princes and their states (Digitally print. version. ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press. pp. 81–82. ISBN 978-0521039895. Retrieved 13 October 2016.


External links and sources

  1. ^ Sen, Sailendra Nath (2010). An Advanced History of Modern India. ISBN 9780230328853.