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also Mah·rat·ta  (mə-rä′tə, -răt′ə)
n. pl. Maratha or Ma·ra·thas also Mahratta or Ma·rat·tas
A member of a traditionally Hindu people inhabiting Maharashtra state in India.

[Marathi Marāṭhā, from Sanskrit Mahārāṣṭraḥ, Maharashtra.]
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(məˈrɑːtə) or


(Peoples) a member of a people of India living chiefly in Maharashtra
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or Mah•rat•ta

(məˈrɑ tə)

n., pl. -thas or -tas.
1. a member of an agricultural caste or cluster of castes of the state of Maharashtra in India.
a. a native speaker of Marathi.
b. a native or inhabitant of Maharashtra.
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Noun1.Maratha - a member of a people of India living in MaharashtraMaratha - a member of a people of India living in Maharashtra
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According to the amended bill, there will be 12 per cent reservation for Marathas in jobs and 13 per cent reservation in education.
The third battle of Panipat, fought on 14 January 1761 between the Marathas led by Sadashiv rao Bhau and a coalition of the Afghan ruler Ahmed Shah Abdali supported by Najibuddaulah, the Rohilla chiefs Hafiz Rehmat and Dunde Khan and the Nawab of Awadh Shujauddaulah, was arguably the largest battle fought anywhere in the world in the eighteenth century.
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In his brief first tenure as subedar of the Deccan, Nizam-ul-Mulk had been able to check the encroachment of Marathas in the imperial domains, restoring peace and prosperity throughout the province.
Set against a background when the Marathas were advancing northwards from Maharastra and vanquishing the Mughal Empire, which was by then breathing its last, Bajirao Mastani is a period film that does justice to the times it presents.
The movie has already led to unrest in Belagavi, which has a sizeable population of Marathas, who are keen on the city being included under Maharashtra territory.
"What it means for employers is huge," Peter Marathas, an attorney at Proskauer Rose, told InsideCounsel.
171) gave its approval for 16% reservations for Maratha community (roughly 32% of the state's population and in addition to the Kunbi Marathas, already included in the list of OBCs in Maharashtra) and 5% reservation for 50 backward Muslim communities (roughly 10.6% of the state's population, and in addition to Julahas, Momins, Ansaris, Rangrez, Telis, Nakkashis, Muslim Kakar, Pinjaris, Fakirs, etc.
Trade, politics, and plunder; the Marathas at Cambay, c.AD 1725-1825.
This book, consisting of nine articles, is a companion piece to the author's work in The New Cambridge History of India, The Marathas and presents highlights of his disparate research in one useful source.
For the past quarter century Stewart Gordon has played a significant part in the modern historiography of pre-colonial Maharashtra and of the Marathas and their raj.