Thakor also known as Thakarda is subcaste of Koli community of Gujarat. Koli forms the largest caste-cluster, comprising 24% of the total population of the state.[1][2] Koli Thakors in Gujarat placed in Other Backward Class including all of the Koli Community of state during the power of former Koli chief minister Madhav Singh Solanki.[3] Koli Thakors are mostly businessmen or land-owners.[4]

ClansEdit

Some of the clans of Koli Thakors are here[5]

OrganisationEdit

  • Kshatriya Koli Thakor Samaj[6]
  • Sree Smasth Chunvalia Koli Thakor Velnath Pragati Mandal[7]
  • Chunvalia Koli Thakor Seva Trust, Surendranagar[8]

Notable ThakorEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shah, Ghanshyam (2004). Caste and Democratic Politics in India. Permanent Black. ISBN 978-81-7824-095-4.
  2. ^ "A community called Koli - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  3. ^ Lobo, Lancy (1995). The Thakors of North Gujarat: A Caste in the Village and the Region. Hindustan Publishing Corporation. ISBN 978-81-7075-035-2.
  4. ^ "A Community in Gujarat Has Banned Inter-Caste Marriage and Mobile Phones for Unmarried Girls". www.vice.com. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  5. ^ Gujarat. Popular Prakashan. 2003. ISBN 978-81-7991-106-8.
  6. ^ Staff (28 June 2007). "Guj: Kolis vent fury on Narendra Modi". www.oneindia.com. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  7. ^ Dev, Nirendra (31 March 2019). "Despite Modi & Shah, BJP faces tough challenge in half a dozen". United News of India. Retrieved 10 March 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Samay, NavGujarat (2 August 2018). "ઝાલાવાડમાં કોળી-ઠાકોર સમાજને શિક્ષણમાં ક્રાંતિ લાવવા હાકલ". NavGujarat Samay. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  9. ^ Chaturvedi, Rakesh Mohan. "Congress rebel a challenge for Alpesh Thakor in Radhanpur". The Economic Times. Retrieved 31 January 2021.