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ART & CULTURE

 |  9-minute read
Mughal Empire, History, Chhatrapati shivaji, Maratha rajputs

Who are 96 Kuli Maratha Kshatriyas, also called Maratha Rajputs by some?

An insight into the genealogy of the Maratha Kshatriyas and warriors of Chattrapati Shivaji, whose bravery changed Indian history by ending Mughal dominance, and keeping the British at bay for many years.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Devendra Fadnavis, BJP, Congress-ncp, Maharashtra

How Maratha leaders have failed their community in Maharashtra

Looking at the condition of the community in the state, one wonders if it really helps even if your community is politically strong.

ART & CULTURE

 |  21-minute read
Gujarati, Marathas, BJP, Shiv Sena

Why has Shiv Sena woken up to hate Modi? The answer is centuries old

[Book extract] While BJP is today seen as a Gujarati party, Shiv Sena projects itself as the only representative of everything Marathi and Maharashtrian.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Bhima Koregaon, Marathas, Dalit, Maharashtra

Was it a trap that led to Bhima Koregaon violence?

The police believe left wing organisations were behind it.

VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
Marathas, Hindutva, Dalits, Bhima Koregaon

What Hindutva leaders were trying to achieve with Bhima Koregaon violence

When saffron forces seek to speak for all Hindus, they are drowning some voices, not integrating them.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Marathas, Maharashtra drought, Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra in 2016: Protests, graft, conspiracy and birth of a new leader

The year began with gloom because of a severe drought, and ended with political stability.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Jats, Marathas, Patidar reservation

It is insensitive of Jats, Patidars and Marathas to demand reservations

They are not entitled to the concessions and there are other genuine claimants.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Devendra Fadnavis, Marathas

Devendra Fadnavis can't afford to ignore angry Marathas

The BJP has burnt its fingers with Jats and Patels, and knows there can be a price to pay if it upsets Maharashtra's largest votebank.

POLITICS

 |  11-minute read
Marathas, Jats, Reservation

The problems behind the reservation ‘solution’

The syndrome has gripped all dominant castes like the Jats, Patidars, Reddys and now the Marathas.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Marathas, Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra

How rape of a Maratha girl has flamed caste agitations in Maharashtra

Every political leader in the state knows that if he goes against the community, he will have to pay a political price.