Thakor

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The Thakor (Gujarati: ઠાકોર) are a caste found in the state of Gujarat in India. In some areas of Gujarat, Kolis are called Thakor.[1][2]

History and origin[edit]

The Thakor claim to have originated in Gujarat. They are found in the districts of Mehsana, Patan, Ahmedabad, Banaskantha, Gandhinagar, Kheda, Anand, Sabarkantha, Aravalli, Panchmahal ,Sourashtra and Baroda. 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, Solanki, Parmar, Jhala, Chauhan, Vaghela, Dabhi, and Jadav, all of which are also Rajput clans, suggesting a common origin with the Rajput community. 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