Jat is a town and taluka headquarters in Miraj subdivision of Sangli district in southern Maharashtra. It is often spelled as "Jath" according to South Indian lexical nomenclature. Jat is one of the largest talukas in Maharashtra state. It has been historically demographic part of Man Desh. It was the former capital of Jath State, one of the non-salute Maratha princely states of British India, under the Bombay Presidency, and later the Deccan States Agency. It was a southern Maratha Jagir.