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Maratha clan system

The Marāthā clan system (also referred to as Śahāṇṇava Kuḷī Marāṭhās, 96 Kuli Marathas or 96K) refers to the network of families and essentially their surnames, within the Maratha and Kshatriya culture of India. The Marathas are primarily reside in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Goa and Tamil Nadu.[1] Various lists have been compiled, purporting to list the 96 clans, but these lists are often at great variance with each other.[2] The list of ninety-six clans is divided into five ranked tiers, the highest of which contains the five primary Maratha clans.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Maratha (people)". Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2009. 
  2. ^ Rosalind O'Hanlon (22 August 2002). Caste, Conflict and Ideology: Mahatma Jotirao Phule and Low Caste Protest in Nineteenth-Century Western India. Cambridge University Press. pp. 17–.  
  3. ^ Louis Dumont (1980). Homo hierarchicus: the caste system and its implications. University of Chicago Press. pp. 121–.  
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