The author, who asked not to be named, is a former television reporter and now a freelance writer in Mumbai.
She’s writing her first book on a subject she cares deeply about: Indian culture.
She recently finished a book on the culture of Maharashtra, which she says she’s going to be writing about in detail, including the culture that has shaped the state.
She hopes her book will help readers understand the complexities of Indian culture, its rich history and how its different from its Western counterparts.
“We are an Indian state, so there is no one like us, so the idea of having an American accent is a challenge for us, but I think we have some good ideas about that,” she says.
“We are Indian people and our history is our history.
It’s our history of caste and the importance of caste, which has shaped our society.”
It has also shaped the country’s political discourse, she says, adding that in Maharashtra, people are divided on how to move forward.
“The first thing we do is decide what we are going to do about it.
We are a state and we decide what to do.
But that does not mean that we don’t have ideas about how we can go forward.
We need to take our ideas and use them to move the country forward.”
Maharashtra has one of the highest percentages of its population belonging to caste, says the author.
The caste system, in which one person belongs to one of several classes (usually lower and upper), is one of India’s oldest social structures, dating back to pre-historic times.
In Maharashtra, about half of the population are members of a lower caste, and another third are members from the upper caste.
While there is a caste hierarchy in the state, the top two or three in each caste are considered the top in society.
A few years ago, a survey was done by the Centre for Social Research (CSR) to identify the most prominent caste in Maharashtra.
While the top five most influential castes were the OBCs (Oyakta and Bahujan), the bottom two were the Dalits (Aryans, Asva and other) and the lower castes (Chittor, Vora and others).
The survey showed that, while there are hundreds of different castes, the most important caste in the country is the OBD.
According to the CSR survey, among the top ten caste-based identities in Maharashtra is the Bahuja community.
While it is the only caste that accounts for the largest percentage of the total population, the ODD community, also known as the Varna caste, has a large presence in the city.
A group of Bahujas have formed the Bajrang Dal (BJD) which has ruled Maharashtra since 1987.
The BJD is a minority community, comprising of Dalits, OBC communities, Dalit youths and a large number of untouchables.
The BJD has been in power since 1999, and is the largest in Maharashtra today.
The state has witnessed a lot of change over the last decade, says Anand Pahwa, the director of the Centre on Globalisation and Citizenship (CGCC) in Mumbai, a non-profit organisation that aims to promote and improve the quality of life in Maharashtra in partnership with the State Government.
“There has been a lot going on in the last 15 years, from the anti-graft movement in the 1990s, the emergence of the BJD, to the rise of the BJP.
The BJP was elected in 2002 on the promise of getting rid of the caste system,” PahWA says.
The current government is making a big effort to promote an inclusive Maharashtra, he says.
A survey by the State Human Rights Commission, which is part of the Government, in 2016 showed that just over one-third of all people in the State are Dalits.
The state has seen a sharp rise in the number of Dalit children being enrolled in schools.
The government is also making a concerted effort to improve education, which, in turn, has led to a rise in Dalit enrolment.
In a country where the Dalit community has traditionally been marginalised, the idea that caste could be one of its defining characteristics has become an important issue for the state’s politics, Pahwi says.
“This has made a huge impact on politics.
The Dalit vote is important.
In the recent elections, we saw the BSP win three of the four seats in the Legislative Assembly and even though it lost in the Assembly polls, we still got over 200,000 votes,” he says, referring to the number that were cast for the party.
The Dalit movement in Maharashtra has also been linked to the anti social behaviour that has been seen in many parts of the state during the last two decades. In a