Babar (clan)

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Babar is a Maratha clan, found largely in Maharashtra, India. They descended through the Nikumbha dynasty via the king Prabhakarvarma.

History[edit]

The Babars were successors of the Nikumbha dynasty and ruled the Khandesh from the eighth century until the advent of Faruqi rule. They served as Deshmukhs under the Bahmani Sultanates. The Babars were Sardars of Shivaji.[1] They took part in the Maratha War of Independence (1682–1707) and served rulers such as Sambhaji, Rajaram and Tarabai.[2]

Notable People[edit]

  • Gajanan Dharmshi Babar Former member of parliament From Maval lok sabha constituency,india
  • Mahadev Babar - Former MLA from hadapsar vidhan sabha constituency,maharashtra
  • Anil Babar current Member of maharashtra legislative assembly from khanapur vidhan sabha constituency

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rāmacandrapanta Amātya (1969). Ajnapatra. Vhinasa Prakasana. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Maharashtra (India). Dept. of Archives; Viṭhṭhala Gopāḷa Khobarekara; Moreswar Gangadhar Dikshit (1969). Śāhū Dapatarātīla kāgadapatrāñcī vaṇanātmaka sūcī. Retrieved 7 September 2012. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Kulkarni, G. T. (1983). The Mughal-Maratha Relations: Twenty-five Fateful Years, 1682-1707. Dept. of History, Deccan College Post-Graduate Research Institute. 
  • Deccan Studies. Hyderabad: Centre for Deccan Studies. 2006.