Shinde (Marathi: शिंदे) is a clan of the Maratha clan system of Kunbi origin. Variations of the name include Scindia, Sindhia, Sindia.[1][2] The Shinde last name may be also found in the Dalit community.[3][4]

The Scindia dynasty was founded by Ranoji Scindia, a Kunbi personal servant who started as a "slipper-bearer" of Bajirao I Peshwa.[5][6][7][2]He was the son of Jankojirao Scindia, the hereditary Kunbi Patils of Kanherkhed, a village in Satara District, Maharashtra.[8]

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  1. ^ Asian Review. East & West. 1969. p. 340. The founder of the family was one Ranoji, who bore the common Maratha surname of Shinde, that by some mysterious process has been Italianized - possibly through the influence of the Filoze family — into Scindia
  2. ^ a b Romila Thapar (1994). "Seminar - Issues 417-424": 59. Many peasant caste men who distinguished themselves in battle or otherwise served the ruler became Marathas . Witness the first Holkar who was a shepherd and the first Scindia who was a Kunbi personal servant of the Peshwa Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ Aurangzeb Naqshbandi (Nov 23, 2019). "Hectic parleys on in Congress for Maharashtra deputy CM post". hindustantimes. The frontrunners among Dalits for the deputy CM’s post are Nitin Raut, Varsha Eknath Gaikwad and Praniti Shinde, said a second party leader
  4. ^ Minority Rights Group (1986). Untouchable!: Voices of the Dalit Liberation Movement. Zed Books. pp. 93–. ISBN 978-0-86232-460-5. Dalit playwrights Avinash Dolas, Datta Bhagat, Amar Ramteke, Premanand Gajvi, Arun Kumar Ingale, B . S . Shinde, Texas Gaikwad, Mrs Shilpa Mumbriskar, etc . took an active part .
  5. ^ Ainslie Thomas Embree (1988). Encyclopedia of Asian history. Scribner. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-684-18899-7. Ranoji Scindia (d. 1750), the founder of Gwalior state, started his political career reputedly as a slipper-bearer at the court of the peshwa, or prime minister, of the Marathas, but soon rose to high office.
  6. ^ K. V. Krishna Ayyar (1999). The Zamorins of Calicut: From the Earliest Times Down to A.D. 1806. Publication Division, University of Calicut. ISBN 978-81-7748-000-9. The carrying of the Pallimaradi before the Zamorin on public occasions might have been due to the same reason as the carrying of a pair of golden slippers before Scindia , whose ancestor was the slipper - bearer of Peshwa Baji Rao - to show his respect for his original humble office which was the cause of his subsequent success
  7. ^ Satish Chandra (2003). Essays on Medieval Indian History. Oxford University Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-19-566336-5. The Sindhias, it is well-known, were drawn from a Kunbi family which had the hereditary patel-ship of Kumberkerrab in the district of Wai. The origins of the Holkar were even more humble: they belonged to the caste of goat-herds (dungar), the family holding zamindari rights in the village of Hal.
  8. ^ N. G. Rathod (1994). The Great Maratha Mahadaji Scindia. Sarup & Sons. p. 1. ISBN 978-81-85431-52-9.

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