Thakur (Indian title)

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Thakur is a feudal title used by various Indian communities.


Thakur[1] and thākura are the words derived from the Sanskrit word thakkura meaning "administrator" or jamindaar.[2]

Thakur is also an Indian feudal and colonial title in Hindi, commonly used in North and Central India as a term of respect meaning "chief", "lord", or "master", especially among high-ranking Rajput families.[3] Thakurs sometimes paid tribute to great emperors, but when it came to governance or administration, they could be as independent as a Raja.

Other uses of the title are as follows:

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