India | A 200-year-old battle comes back to haunt India's caste faultlines

A 200-year-old battle comes back to haunt India’s caste faultlines

A battle fought between the East India Company and the local Peshwa ruler on January 1, 1818, is viewed as an assertion of "oppressed" caste pride and has led to widespread violence

January 3, 2018 1:21 PM (UTC+8)
Protests by Dalit groups broke out across the state of Maharashtra after a commemoration of a 200-year-old battle was attacked on New Year's Day. Photo: Courtesy Kanchan Srivastava
Protests by Dalit groups broke out across the state of Maharashtra after a commemoration of a 200-year-old battle was attacked on New Year's Day. Photo: Courtesy Kanchan Srivastava
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