The Last Institution Standing: Contradictions and the Politics of Domination in an Indian University

@article{Kurtz2009TheLI,
  title={The Last Institution Standing: Contradictions and the Politics of Domination in an Indian University},
  author={D. Kurtz},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  year={2009},
  volume={65},
  pages={611 - 640}
}
  • D. Kurtz
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Anthropological Research
The society and culture of the Indian state of Maharashtra were dominated for more than a century by Brahman communities, especially Chitpavan Brahmans, which never exceeded 5% of the total population. By the time the state of Maharashtra was established in 1960, Maharashtra's numerically dominant Maratha caste was already subverting Brahman control of the state's institutions. By 1970 Pune University was the last secular institution that remained under Brahman control, and it became an arena… Expand