Raghunath Vithal Khedkar

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Raghunath Vithal Khedkar (born 1873 in Bombay[1]) was an Indian surgeon. In 1959, he revised, enlarged, and published a historical work written by his father, Vithal Krishnaji Khedkar: The Divine Heritage of the Yadavas.

Khedkar studied medicine and surgery in the United Kingdom, at Edinburgh and Glasgow. He practised medicine in Newcastle-on-Tyne before returning to India at the start of World War I, and serving as a surgeon there in Bombay, Kolhapur, and Nepal.[2] Among the younger Khedkar's honors were membership in London's Society of Tropical Medicine, and Hygiene and the Royal Sanitary Institute.[3] In 1920, in response to the Southborough Committee, Khedav campaigned for the recognition of the Yadav Gavlis as Marathas, arguing their descent from Krishna, maintenance of Kshatriya customs, and service in the Maratha regiments.[1]


  1. ^ a b Christophe Jaffrelot (2003). India's silent revolution: the rise of the lower castes in North India. Columbia University Press. pp. 163–. ISBN 978-0-231-12786-8. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ M. S. A. Rao (1972). Tradition, rationality, and change: essays in sociology of economic development and social change. Popular Prakashan. p. 77. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Ralph Louis Woods (1947). The world of dreams, an anthology: the mystery, grandeur, terror, meaning and psychology of dreams. Random House. p. 94. Retrieved 8 September 2011.