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Previous Article. Next Article. Titelei Inhalt Kulturgeschichte ohne Paradigmen? Get Access to Full Text. About the article Published Online : Published in Print : After a prolonged series of wars, they were finally defeated in Hardy In Bosworth, C. Leiden: E. Retrieved 28 August Sage Publications. The Marathas, a middle-peasantry caste accounting for around 30 percent of the total population of the state, dominate the power structure in Maharashtra.

In no other state of India we find a caste as large as the Marathas. In the past years, scholars have turned their attention to the rural society of Maharashtra in which they thought the roots of this domination lay. Nineteenth Century History of Maharashtra: — The peasant castes of Marathas and kunbis formed the bulk of the Maharashtrian society and, owing to their numerical strength, held a dominating position in the old village organisation.

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Why Wars Happen. Reaktion Books. Sirsikar Politics in Modern Maharashtra. Orient Longman. The second caste conflict which is of political significance is that of the Marathas and the Mahars.

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Marathas are dominant in rural areas and mainly constitute the landed peasantry. In Robb, Peter ed. The Concept of Race in South Asia. Delhi: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 9 December The Culture of India. Homo hierarchicus: the caste system and its implications. University of Chicago Press. Retrieved 13 May Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. The Marathas — The New Cambridge History of India. Cambridge University Press.

Second, we have that Marathas regularly served in the armies of the Muslim Deccan kingdoms. February The Journal of Asian Studies. Association for Asian Studies. Retrieved 15 September Advanced Study in the History of Modern India. Lotus Press. In the absence of any sort of statistical evidence, it is hard to know how accurate Steele's report was. Caste, Conflict, and Rebellion. University of California. Oxford University Press.

Rise of the Plebeians? Routledge India. The upper castes, composed mainly of Brahmins, constitute around 4 per cent of the total population. While Brahmins are found in all the districts of the state, the Saraswats and Prabhus, the two other literary castes of this category, are significant number only in Mumbai city. Daily News and Analysis. Retrieved 24 July India Times. Retrieved 7 July Outlook India. Retrieved 16 June Zubaan Books. The traditional caste hierarchy was headed by the brahmin castes-the deshasthas, chitpawans, karhades saraswats and the chandraseniya kayastha prabhus.

American Economic Review. Low castes include formerly untouchable and backward castes Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Castes, as defined by the government of India. Medium castes are drawn mostly from the cultivator jatis, such as the Marathas and the Kunbis, as well as other traditional vocations that were not considered to be ritually impure. Of the six groups, four are Brahmins; one is high non-brahmin caste, Chandraseniya Kayashth Prabhu CKP , ranking next only to the Brahmins; and the other is a cultivating caste, Maratha MK , belonging to the middle level of the hierarchy.

Ghuge Rajarshi Shahu: a model ruler. Similarly other elite classes were Parsis and Europeans. Totemism in India. Together with the Marathas, the Maratha Kunbi belonged originally, says Enthoven, to the same caste; and both their exogamous kuls and exogamous devaks are identical with those of the Marathas. Enthoven opines that the totemic nature of their devak system suggests that they are largely of a non-Aryan origin. The Kunbi cultivators are also Marathas but of a somewhat inferior social standing.

The Maratha claim to belong to the ancient 96 Kshatriya families has no foundation in fact and may have been adopted after the Marathas became with Shivaji a power to be reckoned with. Cambridge university press. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Anthropometric measurements of the Marathas. Deccan College Postgraduate Research Institute. These figures as they stand are obviously wrong. The Marathas had not doubled their numbers between and nor were the Kunbis reduced by almost three-fourths. Either the recorders had made wrong entries or what is more probable, "Kunbi" as a caste-category was no longer acceptable to cultivators who must have given up their old appellation, Kunbi, and taken up the caste name, Maratha.