Item description for The Politics of Scholarly Gentlemen: Brahman-Maratha Conflict in an Indian University by Donald V. Kurtz...
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, 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.
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Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher India Research Press
ISBN 8183860362 ISBN13 9788183860369
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More About Donald V. Kurtz
Dr. Donald V. Kurtz is a professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin– Milwaukee and a former Fulbright lecturer at the University of Poona in Pune, India. He is the author of "Contradictions and Conflict, Political Anthropology, "and "The Politics of a Poverty Habitat. "He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.