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

A battle fought between the English East India Company and Indians 200 years ago in the western state of Maharashtra has come back to haunt modern-day India. Huge protests erupted across Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Manmad, Aurangabad and several other major cities of Maharashtra on January 2 following clashes between the so-called “lower” and “upper” caste […]