List of Maratha dynasties and states

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Royal family of the erstwhile Kolhapur state in 2011

This is a list of Maratha dynasties and Maratha princely states.

Historical Maratha clans from the original dynasty[edit]

Maratha Clans around present day India Region(s) Controlled Present State
Bhonsle Satara State
Kolhapur State
Sawantwadi State
Nagpur State
Akkalkot State
Bhonsle Thanjavur State Tamil Nadu
Pawar Dewas Senior
Dewas Junior
Dhar State
Madhya Pradesh
Gaekwad Baroda State Gujarat
Gandekar Bhor State Maharashtra
Newalkar Jhansi State Uttar Pradesh
Holkars Indore State Madhya Pradesh
Shinde Gwalior State Madhya Pradesh
Patwardhan Jamkhandi State Maharashtra
Bhave Ramdurg State Maharashtra
Shankpal Manyakheta Karnataka

Maratha Princely States[edit]

The Marathas ruled much of India in the period immediately preceding the consolidation of British rule in India. The Maratha states came to form the largest bloc of princely states in the British Raj, in terms of territory and population.[citation needed]

Ruins of the Raigad Fort which served as a capital of the Maratha Empire in the 17th century.

The Maratha Salute state and Head of State by precedence[edit]

Non-salute states[edit]

Non-salute Maratha states, alphabetically:

States Annexed by the British under the Doctrine of Lapse[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ramusack, Barbara N. (2007). The Indian princes and their states (Digitally print. version. ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press. pp. 81–82. ISBN 978-0521039895. Retrieved 13 October 2016.

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