A plaque outside Shaniwar Wada in Pune
|Reign||1731 - 1745|
|Successor||Jayappaji Rao Scindia|
|Died||3 July 1745|
|Issue||Jayappaji Rao Scindia|
Dattaji Rao Scindia
Jyotiba Rao Scindia
Tukoji Rao Scindia
|Father||Jankoji Shinde (I)|
The Scindia dynasty was founded by Ranoji Scindia, a Kunbi personal servant who started as a "slipper-bearer" of Bajirao I Peshwa but soon rose to a high post. The Shindes or Scindias served as shiledars (cavalrymen) under the Bahmani Sultanate and played an important role in the state of affairs and held Patilki of Kumberkerrab.
- Ainslie Thomas Embree (1988). Encyclopedia of Asian history. Scribner. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-684-18899-7.
Ranoji Scindia (d. 1750), the founder of Gwalior state, started his political career reputedly as a slipper-bearer at the court of the peshwa, or prime minister, of the Marathas, but soon rose to high office.
- K. V. Krishna Ayyar (1999). The Zamorins of Calicut: From the Earliest Times Down to A.D. 1806. Publication Division, University of Calicut. ISBN 978-81-7748-000-9.
The carrying of the Pallimaradi before the Zamorin on public occasions might have been due to the same reason as the carrying of a pair of golden slippers before Scindia , whose ancestor was the slipper - bearer of Peshwa Baji Rao - to show his respect for his original humble office which was the cause of his subsequent success
- Satish Chandra (2003). Essays on Medieval Indian History. Oxford University Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-19-566336-5.
The Sindhias, it is well-known, were drawn from a Kunbi family which had the hereditary patel-ship of Kumberkerrab in the district of Wai. The origins of the Holkar were even more humble: they belonged to the caste of goat-herds (dungar), the family holding zamindari rights in the village of Hal.
- Romila Thapar (1994). "Seminar - Issues 417-424": 59.
Many peasant caste men who distinguished themselves in battle or otherwise served the ruler became Marathas . Witness the first Holkar who was a shepherd and the first Scindia who was a Kunbi personal servant of the PeshwaCite journal requires
- Richard M. Eaton (19 December 2005). A social history of the Deccan, 1300-1761: eight Indian lives. Cambridge University Press. pp. 188–. ISBN 978-0-521-25484-7. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
- [[Note Scindia or Shinde or Sindhe or Sinde Name as one But sum states call to hear in Maharastra, Andhra pradesh, Telagana, Karnataka.....
Ranoji ScindiaBorn: - Died: 1745
| Maharaja of Gwalior
Jayappaji Rao Scindia