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Solanki is a clan name commonly associated with the Rajputs in India but which has also been borrowed by non-Rajput communities such as the Saharias as a means of advancement by the process of sanskritisation.[1][2] Other groups that use the name include the Bhils of Rajasthan,[3] while the Gurjars have a similarly-named clan that has a myth of origin akin to that of the Rajputs.[4]

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  1. ^ Mann & Mann (1989), pp. 54, 81
  2. ^ Mishra & Kapoor (2005), pp. 131-132
  3. ^ Majhi (2010), p. 49
  4. ^ Malik (2005), p. 103