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Indian caste found predominantly in Maharashtra

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Maratha (caste): Indian caste found predominantly in Maharashtra
The Maratha caste are a Marathi clan originally formed in the earlier centuries from the amalgamation of families from the peasant (Kunbi), shepherd (Dhangar), pastoral (Gawli), blacksmith (Lohar), Sutar (carpenter), Bhandari, Thakar and Koli castes in Maharashtra. Many of them took to military service in the 16th century for the Deccan sultanates or the Mughals. Later in the 17th and 18th centuries, they served in the armies of the Maratha empire, founded by Shivaji, a Maratha by caste. Many Marathas were granted hereditary fiefs by the Sultanates, and Moghuls and for their service.

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Union minister Ramdas Athawale calls for caste-based census

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that no quota will be granted to people of the Maratha community in education and government jobs in the state this year. It also referred the hearing to a..
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SC to commence day-to-day hearing on validity of 12% Maratha quota from July 27


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Under the States Reorganisation Act, Belgaum district was incorporated in Karnataka (erstwhile Mysore) in 1956 which angered the Maratha natives.
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Maharashtra govt issues notification to protect jobs of Marathas

The notification was necessitated as the Bombay High Court on June 27 had upheld the enactment of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act 2018
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