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The ‘Non-Brahmin’ Cook from Pune and the Myth of the ‘Caste-less’ Middle Class

The incident in Pune wherein a Brahmin employer filed a police complaint—and the police filed a case under various laws—against her domestic help on the grounds that the latter misrepresented her caste highlighted the many levels of casteist prejudices even among the so-called ‘caste-less’ upper and middle classes. Unfortunately, the incident did not generate a wider protest against the systemic fault lines in society.
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