Thakor

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The Thakor are a caste found in the state of Gujarat, India. In some areas of Gujarat, they use surnames and given names like other Rajput communities.[1][2]

History and origin[edit]

The Thakore claim to have originated in Gujarat. They are found in the districts of Mehsana, Patan, Ahmedabad, Banaskantha, Gandhinagar, Kheda, Anand, Sabarkantha, Aravalli, Panchmahal, Baroda, and SourashtraSurndranagar. The community resembles many other quasi-Rajput groupings such as the Kathi also found in Gujarat. They have a number of clans, called Ataks, the chief ones being the Makwana,Jadav, Solanki, Agiyor Parmar, Chauhan, Lenchiya, Vaghela, Dabhi, and like other Hindu communities, they maintain the custom of clan exogamy.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India's Democracy". 
  2. ^ "A History of Gujarat: The Maratha period, 1758 A.D. to 1818 A.D". 
  3. ^ People of India: Gujarat. Volume XXI Part Two, edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen, pages 1363-1368