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Dhār ( Hindi: धार) is a city located in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh state in central India. It is the administrative headquarters of Dhar District, and was the capital of Dhar State. The town is located west of Mhow, above sea level. It is picturesquely situated among lakes and trees surrounded by barren hills, and possesses, besides its old ramparts, many interesting buildings, some of them containing records of cultural, historical and national importance.

Dhar (surname)
This article discusses Dhar, the Kashmiri caste. For the Indian city, see Dhar.

Dhar , also spelled Dar , is a Kashmiri surname (kram), of Brahmin origin, found among individuals native to the Kashmir Valley of India, as well as Kashmiri émigrés who have migrated to the Punjab, a region divided between India and neighbouring Pakistan. The caste name is shared among both Hindus and Muslims. The Dhar kram originates from the honorific given to a village head, strongman or a warlord of a jagir. This honorific was prevalent during the 12th Century A.D. and remained in vogue up until the 14th Century A.D. In antiquity, many Dhars migrated to Gauda, and a large amount later returned to the Kashmir Valley. Nevertheless, to this day, there are many Dhars who are found in that region of Bengal, they belong to different castes (mainly Kayastha and Baniks and sometimes Brahmin or Baidya).

Dhar (Lok Sabha constituency)

Dhar Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency is reserved for the Scheduled Tribes. This constituency came into existence in 1967. It covers the entire Dhar district and part of Indore district.

Dhar (disambiguation)

Dhar is a city in Madhya Pradesh, India.

Dhar may also refer to:

  • Dhar district, a district in Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Dhar District (Yemen), a district of the Shabwah Governorate in Yemen
  • Dhar, Mauritania
  • Dhar (surname), a Kashmiri and Bengali surname
Dhar (guerrilla warfare)

Dhar or Dhad is a guerrilla warfare tactic used in Indian history. The north Indian Hindu Khaps employed the tactic against invading Muslim armies (such as Mahmud of Ghazni, Timur, Ahmad Shah Abdali) and later by Jats, Rajputs ( Maharana Pratap and Rana Sanga), Sikh ( Bhangi Misl of Dhillon Jat Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh and Banda Singh Bahadur) and Marathas against Mughals. Gokula Raja Ram Jat successfully used Dhar guerrilla tactics in the 1680s against Aurangzeb's larger Mughal forces.