List of Rajput dynasties and states

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During the medieval period, many parts of India and modern-day Pakistan were being ruled by various dynasties of ruling warrior class: the Rajput. Following is the list of those ruling Rajput dynasties of the Indian subcontinent:

  • Chauhan dynasty of Ajmer and Delhi: The Chauhans, ruled between 956 and 1301 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, Delhi, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. This Rajput dynasty was founded by Vatsraj who had the title of Agniraj. The Chauhan dynasty claims descendance from Fire God Agni. The first great ruler was Ajairaj 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)[1] from Ghaznavid ruler of Punjab and defeated Muhammad of Ghor in the 1st Battle of Tarain. However, he was defeated in the 2nd battle of Tarain, 1192. Ranthambhore branch of Chauhans ruled from 1192 to 1301 till the invasion of Ala-ud-din Khilji.
During their centuries-long rule of northern India, the Rajputs constructed several palaces. Shown here is the Chandramahal in City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, which was built by the Kachwaha Rajputs.

List of Dynasties[edit]

Name of state Type of State Now part of Last or present ruler
Cutch State Princely state Kutch, India Jam Sahib Maharao Shri Pragmalsinhji Jadeja
Tonk.svg Dhrol state Princely State Kathiawar, India Thakor Jam Sahib Shri Chandrasinhji Jadeja
Flag of Nawanagar.png Jamnagar Princely State Kathiawar, India Jam Sahib Shri Shatrushaylsinhji Digvijaysinhji Jadeja
Flag of Rajkot Principality.gif Rajkot state Princely state Kathiawar, India Thakor Sahib Shri Pradhyumansinhji Jadeja
GondalGondal state Princely state Kathiawar, India Jam Thakor Saheb Shri Bhagvatsinhji Jadeja
MorbiMorvi stat Princely state Kathiawar, India Jam Thakor Saheb Shri Lakhdhirsinhji Jadeja
Makaji MeghparMakaji Meghpar Villege of State's Bhayat Kathiawar, India Dhrol State


See also[edit]


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  3. ^ 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 ... 
  4. ^ Greater Game: India's Race with Destiny and China by David Van Praagh
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  10. ^ Roma Niyogi, The history of the Gāhaḍavāla dynasty, page 8
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  12. ^ dynasty of Himchal
  13. ^ Historical Dictionary of Medieval India by Iqtidar Alam Khan
  14. ^ Bandana Rai
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  16. ^ Garhwal & Kumaon: A Guide for Trekkers and Tourists – K. P. Sharma – Google Books. Retrieved on 2013-07-12.
  17. ^ Dogra Dynasty
  18. ^ Asha Ranawat
  19. ^ Humayun: the great moghul by Shiri Ram Bakshi, Sri Kant Sharma
  20. ^ Rajputs – Bhanj Dynasty Provinces