Robert Vane Russell, an untrained ethnologist of the British Raj period, recorded a theory that Marathas belong to one of the 96 different clans, known as the 96 Kuli Marathas or Chhānnava Kule. The organisation of this clan system is disputed in the popular culture and by historians; an authoritative listing was attempted in 1889, but the general body of lists are often at great variance with each other.
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