ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Politics in Three Villages

Village politics has shown considerable change since the 1960s when the panchayati raj system was introduced in Maharashtra. A study in Nagpur district shows that while in the early years caste considerations strongly influenced most panchayat decisions, by the 1990s institutional politics had a broader base including many caste categories. But it may be too early to conclude that the feudal ethos of power is indeed giving way to a more modern orientation.

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