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The Politics of Scholarly Gentlemen: Brahman-Maratha Conflict in an Indian University Donald V. Kurtz

The Politics of Scholarly Gentlemen: Brahman-Maratha Conflict in an Indian University

Donald V. Kurtz

Published September 1st 2007
ISBN : 9788183860369
Hardcover
280 pages
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Intrigue and conspiracy frame this dramatic retelling of Pune University’s political infighting from 1949 to 1995. A premier Indian university located in the state of Maharashtra, thecollege traditionallyhas been under the control of the Brahmans,MoreIntrigue and conspiracy frame this dramatic retelling of Pune University’s political infighting from 1949 to 1995. A premier Indian university located in the state of Maharashtra, the college traditionally has been under the control of the Brahmans, which make up fewer than 5% of the total population. This history details how a number of political leaders representing different caste communities and interests vied to change this disproportionate ruling dynamic and how the university’s problems reflect the greater social inequality between Brahmans and Marathas in Maharashtra.