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, Generally they copy the surnames and names from the Rajput community.

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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. Due to the process of Sanskritisation, 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 pre-existing Rajput clans. Such naming aims to suggest a common origin with the Rajput community. Like other neophyte 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