A Maratha Durbar showing the Chief (Raja) and the nobles (Sardars, Jagirdars, Istamuradars & Mankaris) of the state.
A Maratha Durbar showing the Chief (Raja) and the nobles (Sardars, Jagirdars, Istamuradars & Mankaris) of the state.
Royal family of the erstwhile Kolhapur state in 2011
Royal family of the erstwhile Kolhapur state in 2011

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

Historical Maratha dynasties with original clans

Maratha Clans around present day India Region(s) Controlled Present State
Bhonsle Satara State
Nagpur state

Kolhapur State
Sawantwadi State
Akkalkot State
Maharashtra
Bhonsle Thanjavur State Tamil Nadu
Newalkar Jhansi State Uttar Pradesh
Karkare Jalaun State Uttar Pradesh
Gaekwad Baroda State Gujarat
Holkar Indore State Madhya Pradesh
Shinde Gwalior State Madhya Pradesh
Pawar Dewas Senior
Dewas Junior
Dhar State
Madhya Pradesh
Bhave Ramdurg State Karnataka
Ghorpade Mudhol State
Sandur State
Karnataka
Gandekar Bhor State Maharashtra
Patwardhan Jamkhandi State Karnataka
Patwardhan Sangli State
Miraj Senior
Miraj Junior
Kurundvad Senior
Kurundvad Junior
Maharashtra
Nimbalkar Phaltan State Maharashtra
Chavan Jath State Maharashtra
Gharge-Desai (Deshmukh) Nimsod State Maharashtra
Pant Pratinidhi (Jaykar) Aundh State

† - States annexed by the British

Maratha Princely States[edit]

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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]

Ruins of the Raigad Fort which served as a capital of the Maratha Empire in the 17th century.
Ruins of the Raigad Fort which served as a capital of the Maratha Empire in the 17th century.

The Maratha Salute state and Head of State by precedence[edit]

Non-salute states[edit]

Non-salute Maratha states, alphabetically:

States Annexed by the British under the Doctrine of Lapse[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

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