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Chundawats are a Rajput clan and were powerful chiefs in the Mewar region during the 1700s.[1]

The Chundawats descend from Chunda (or Choonda), a son of Mewar's ruler Lakha Singh. Chunda was the crown prince, but the throne of Mewar ultimately went to his step-brother Mokal Singh. The Chundawats later became rivals of Shaktawats, the descendants of Mokal Singh through Shakti Singh (or Sakta).


  1. ^ Sreenivasan, Ramya (2006). "Drudges, Dancing Girls, Concubines: Female Slaves in Rajput Polity, 1500-1850". In Chatterjee, Indrani; Eaton, Richard M. Slavery and South Asian History. Indiana University Press. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-25311-671-0.