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Politico-Economic Developments in Maharashtra-A Review of the Post-Independence Period

Maharashtra A Review of the Post-Independence Period A R Kamat The two main political developments of the early post-1947 period in Maharashtra were the establishment of Maharashtra state and the displacement of the old urban-dominated political leadership in the region by a new leadership from the advanced rural elements in which the Marathas (or the Maratha-Kunbis) are the dominant caste cluster. Both these developments reflected the wider spread of political consciousness and democratisation of politics which had been taking place, before and after the acceptance of adult franchise and a republican constitution in 1950.

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