Ajanbahu Jatbasha

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Ajanbahu Jatbasha (also known as Jatba) is considered by historians to be founder of old Gond dynasty of Chhindwara and Nagpur, which ruled the present days territories of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and part of Maharashtra in the 16th century. Documentation of his origins and rise to power have not survived, but he is the first historical leader of the mountain Gondi people.[1] But according to the local traditions, as recorded by the Gazetteer, however, he was eighth in descant from Sharabh Shah aka Sarbasha, the original founder of Gond dynasty, who conquered the territory from Gaoli Kingdom.[2] Jatbasha was said to be a contemporary of Akbar and had paid a visit to Mughal court at Agra[2]


  1. ^ Mehta, Behram Hormasji (1984). Gonds of The Central Indian Highlands, Volume 1. New Delhi: Concept Publishing Company. p. 274. OCLC 311585129. 
  2. ^ a b Chhindwara, Central Provinces Districts Gazzeteer. Central Provinces (India). 1907. Retrieved 19 March 2015.