List of Rajput dynasties and states
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During the medival period, many parts of North India and modern-day Pakistan were being ruled by various dynasties of ruling Hindu warrior class Rajput. Following is the list of those ruling Rajput dynasties of the Indian subcontinent :
- Janjua Rajput Hindu Shahi dynasty of Afghanistan & Punjab (964-1026 AD): This dynasty was ruling parts of Afghanistan and Punjab at the time of Turkic invasions. Jayapala was its first Rajput king who succeeded the last Brahmin king Bhimadeva. Its last king Bhimpala died in 1024.
- Chauhan dynasty of Ajmer & Delhi: The Chauhans, ruled between 956 and 1192 AD, earlier over the eastern parts of the present day’s Rajasthan with their capital at Ajmer and later extended their territory up to parts of modern-day Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. This Rajput dynasty was founded by Simharaj, who is famously known as the founder of the city of Ajmer. Prithviraj Chauhan was considered greatest of all Chauhan rulers. During his reign, the kingdom extended over Delhi, Ajmer, modern-day Rohilkhand, Kalinjar, Hansi, Kalpi, Mahoba etc. He conquered Bhatinda (in Punjab) from Ghaznavide ruler of Punjab and defeated Muhammad of Ghor in the first battle of Tarain. However, he was defeated in the second battle of Tarain, 1192.
- Birsen dynasty:The Birsen dynasty are a clan of Suryavanshi Rajput dynasty whose first ruler was Raja Birsen of Majhauli.They are among a few Rajput dynasty who lost power in the initial times of the colonial period.Due to this very reason not a lot of development was seen in the areas ruled by them.Birsen stands for Strong warriors.
- Solanki dynasty: The Solankis established their rule over present day’s Indian state of Gujarat between 945 and 1297 AD. Their kingdom came into prominence during the reign of Mulraj. They ruled with their capital situated at Anhilwara.
- Parihara dynasty of Kannauj: Conquered Kannauj in 816 AD, which remained its capital for about a century, declined in 10th century.
- Chandelas of Khajuraho: This Rajput dynasty was founded by Jayasakthi. They ruled the areas across Bundelkhand with Khajuraho as their capital. The dynasty came to an end after Alauddin Khalji conquered Bundelkhand.
- Gahadvalas of Kannauj: This Rajput dynasty ruled the kingdom of Kannauj for around a hundred years, beginning in the late 11th century.
- Pathanias of Nurpur: Ruled from 11th century to 1849 over parts of northern Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
Muslim Rajput dynasties 
- Samma dynasty of Sindh: Muslim Rajput dynasty ruled Sindh and parts of Punjab and Balochistan from 1335-1520 AD, with their capital at Thatta in modern-day Pakistan before being replaced by the Arghun Dynasty.
See also 
- Hussain Khan (2004), Chronicles of Early Janjuas, iUniverse, ISBN 0-595-28096-X, "... Jayapala, son of Asatapala, succeeded Bhimadeva in about 353/964. Jayapala was a scion of the Janjua (Rajput) dynasty ... Jayapala being Janjua (Rajput) was known as Hindu Shahi and had succeeded the former Brahman Hindu Shahi ..."
- History of Sirsa Town - Page 29
- The History of India by Kenneth Pletcher
- G.S. Ghurye (2005). Rajput Architecture. Popular Prakashan. p. 36. ISBN 81-7154-446-0.
- Roma Niyogi, The history of the Gāhaḍavāla dynasty, page 8
- Dogra Dynasty