List of Maratha dynasties and states

This is a partial list of Maratha dynasties and Maratha princely states.

Map of India under the British East India Company, 1857 (Oxford University Press, 1907)
India and Burma in the year 1857: Maratha states occupy regions in central and western India

Historical Maratha clans from the original dynastyEdit

Maratha Clans around present day India Region(s) Controlled Present State
Bhonsle Thanjavur State Tamil Nadu
Gaekwad Baroda State Gujarat
Gandekar Bhor State Maharashtra
Newalkar Jhansi State Uttar Pradesh
Holkars Indore State Madhya Pradesh
Bhonsle Nagpur State Maharastra
Pawar Dewas Senior
Dewas Junior
Dhar State
Chhatarpur State
Madhya Pradesh
Shinde Gwalior State Madhya Pradesh
Patwardhan Jamkhandi State Karnataka
Bhave Ramdurg State Karnataka
Shankpal Manyakheta Karnataka

Maratha Princely StatesEdit

The Marathas ruled much of India in the period immediately preceding the consolidation of British rule in India. The Maratha states came to form the largest bloc of princely states in the British Raj, in terms of territory and population.[citation needed]

Ruins of the Raigad Fort which served as a capital of the Maratha Empire in the 17th century.

The Maratha Salute state and Head of State by precedenceEdit

Non-salute statesEdit

Non-salute Maratha states, alphabetically:

States Annexed by the British under the Doctrine of LapseEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ramusack, Barbara N. (2007). The Indian princes and their states (Digitally print. version. ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press. pp. 81–82. ISBN 978-0521039895. Retrieved 13 October 2016.

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