List of Maratha dynasties and states

Map of India under the British East India Company, 1857 (Oxford University Press, 1907)
India and Burma in the year 1857: Maratha states occupy regions in central and western India

Partial list of Maratha dynasties and Maratha princely states.

Maratha dynasties and clans were spread across Maharashtra and other Indian states. Some of the major clans and their respective places of origin were:

List of the historical Maratha Princely States outside the present day Maharashtra

Ruler/s Area/s ruled outside the present day Maharashtra Present State
Bhonsle Thanjavur State Tamil Nadu.
Chavan (or Chauhan) Jath State Karnataka
Gaekwad (Gaikwad) Vadodara State Gujarat.
Ghorpade Mudhol State Karnataka
Holkar Indore Madhya Pradesh
Jadhav (or Yadavas of Deogiri) Indore Madhya Pradesh
Jagtaps Karnataka
Patwardhan * Patwardhan#Kurundwad
* Patwardhan#Miraj
* Patwardhan#Sangli
* Patwardhan#Chinchanikar
Puars (or Pawars) * Dewas State
* Dhar State
* Chhatarpur State
Madhya Pradesh
Shinde or (Scindia) Gwalior State Madhya Pradesh

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.

Prominent Maratha states included:

Ruins of the Raigad Fort which served as a capital of Maratha Empire in the 17th century

See also