List of Maratha dynasties and states

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Royal family of the erstwhile Kolhapur state in 2011

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

Historical Maratha dynasties with original clans

Maratha Clans around present day India Region(s) Controlled Present State
Bhonsle Satara State
Kolhapur State
Nagpur State
Sawantwadi State
Akkalkot State
Bhonsle Thanjavur State Tamil Nadu
Newalkar Jhansi State Uttar Pradesh
Karkare Jalaun State Uttar Pradesh
Gaekwad Baroda State Gujarat
Holkar Indore State Madhya Pradesh
Shinde Gwalior State Madhya Pradesh
Pawar Dewas Senior
Dewas Junior
Dhar State
Madhya Pradesh
Bhave Ramdurg State Karnataka
Ghorpade Mudhol State
Sandur State
Patwardhan Jamkhandi State Karnataka
Patwardhan Sangli State
Miraj Senior
Miraj Junior
Kurundvad Senior
Kurundvad Junior
Gandekar Bhor State Maharashtra
Nimbalkar Phaltan State Maharashtra
Chavan Jath State Maharashtra
Pant Pratinidhi(Kulkarni) Aundh State Maharashtra

† - States annexed by the British

Maratha Princely States

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 precedence

Non-salute states

Non-salute Maratha states, alphabetically:

Other states

  • Mahur State
  • Nimsod State
  • Shringarpur State
  • Bithur Sanad near Kanpur
  • Kalinjar Sanad, Bundelkhand
  • Kalpi Sanad near Kanpur
  • Karwai Sanad, Bundelkhand
  • Mathond Sanad, Bundelkhand
  • Sagar Sanad near Jabalpur

States Annexed by the British under the Doctrine of Lapse

See also

Template:Princely States of Madhya Pradesh


  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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