List of Maratha dynasties and states

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Map of India under the British East India Company, 1857 (Oxford University Press, 1907)
India and Burma in the year 1857: Maratha states occupy regions in central and western India

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

Historical Maratha clans outside today's Maharashtra[edit]

Maratha Clans outside the present day Maharashtra Region(s) Controlled Present State
Bhonsle Thanjavur State Tamil Nadu
Gaekwad Baroda State Gujarat
Newalkar Jhansi State Uttar Pradesh
Holkars Indore State Madhya Pradesh
Nirban Khandela Rajasthan
Pawar Dewas Senior
Dewas Junior
Dhar State
Chhatarpur State
Madhya Pradesh
Scindia Gwalior State Madhya Pradesh
Patwardhan Jamkhandi State Karnataka
Bhave Ramdurg State 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.[1]

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. ^ L. K. Singh (February 2008). Indian Cultural Heritage Perspective For Tourism. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 58–. ISBN 978-81-8205-475-2.
  2. ^ 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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