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Solanki is a clan name commonly associated with the Jats[1] and Rajputs in India but which has also been borrowed by other communities such as the Saharias as a means of advancement by the process of sanskritisation.[2][3] Other groups that use the name include the Bhils of Rajasthan,[4] while the Gurjars have a similarly-named clan that has a myth of origin akin to that of the Rajputs.[5]

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  1. ^ Vīrasiṃha. The Jats: Their Role & Contribution to the Socio-economic Life and Polity of North & North-west India, Volume 2. Suraj Mal Memorial Education Society Centre for Research and Publication. Originals, 2006. p. 316. ISBN 9788188629527.
  2. ^ Mann & Mann (1989), pp. 54, 81
  3. ^ Mishra & Kapoor (2005), pp. 131-132
  4. ^ Majhi (2010), p. 49
  5. ^ Malik (2005), p. 103