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Maratha (caste)

Indian caste found predominantly in Maharashtra

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Maratha (caste): Indian caste found predominantly in Maharashtra
The Maratha caste are a Marathi clan originally formed in the earlier centuries from the amalgamation of families from the peasant (Kunbi), shepherd (Dhangar), blacksmith (Lohar), Sutar (carpenter), Bhandari, Thakar and Koli castes in Maharashtra. Many of them took to military service in the 16th century such as the Deccan sultanates or the Mughals. Later in the 17th and 18th centuries, they served in the armies of the Maratha empire, founded by the Maratha king Shivaji Bhosale I. Some were granted fiefs by the rulers for their service.

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