ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Kunbi Maratha as OBC

On behalf of the marathas the state has invented a caste category, kunbi maratha, that is flexible enough to accommodate the dualities in maratha identity and fulfils the political claims of the caste within the limited sphere of politics of reservations. Not only the state but the dominant caste has neatly manipulated the reservation discourse.

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