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Gahlot is a gotra (clan) of India. The variations of the name include Gehlot, Gohil, Gohel,Gelot. It is associated with the Rajput community, and members of this clan once ruled princely states in present-day Rajasthan and Gujarat.[1][2] Gahlot is also a gotra of non-Rajput castes such as the Mali[3] and Jat.[4]


The Gohil dynasty belonged to this clan; the Guhilas fought the Paramaras in the 11th century and the Chaulukyas in the 12th century.

In present-day Rajasthan, the Gahlot Rajputs ruled the princely states of Banswara, Dungarpur, Pratapgarh and Shahpura.[1]

In Gujarat, they are generally referred to as Gohil and have once ruled the princely states of Bhavnagar, Palitana, Lathi and Vala.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Lodha, Sanjay (2012). "Subregions, Identity, and Nature of Political Competition in Rajasthan". In Kumar, Ashutosh (ed.). Rethinking State Politics in India: Regions Within Regions. Routledge. p. 400. ISBN 9781136704000.
  2. ^ a b Virbhadra Singhji (1994). The Rajputs of Saurashtra. Popular Prakashan. p. 38. ISBN 978-81-7154-546-9.
  3. ^ Kumar Suresh Singh, Anthropological Survey of India (1998). People of India: Rajasthan. Popular Prakashan. p. 614. ISBN 978-8-17154-769-2.
  4. ^ Dipankar Gupta (2004). Caste in Question: Identity Or Hierarchy?. SAGE. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-76193-324-3.