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The Thakor are subcaste of Koli community living in Gujarat, India.[1][need quotation to verify][page needed][2] As with the other Koli communities of Gujarat, they are mostly cultivators and considered to be among the lower of the Other Backwards Classes.[2] The Thakor Kolis also called as Patanwadia, Dhareda and Baria.[3] according to the British Michael Kennedy, The Koli landlords or Koli men of position were known as Thakor.[4]


  1. ^ Lobo, Lancy (1995). The Thakors of north Gujarat: a caste in the village and the region. Hindustan Pub. Corp. ISBN 9788170750352.
  2. ^ a b Shah, Ghanshyam (2014). "Grassroots Mobilization in Indian Politics". In Kohli, Atul (ed.). India's Democracy: An Analysis of Changing State-Society Relations. Princeton University Press. p. 266. ISBN 978-1-40085-951-1.
  3. ^ Gujarat. Popular Prakashan. 2003. ISBN 9788179911068.
  4. ^ Kennedy, Michael (1985). The Criminal Classes in India. Mittal Publications.