police history

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Eeshita Kapadiya
Nuances of the system   Since there is little documentation available on the Dalapathi system as well as the people and communities involved, the act of collecting memories becomes a way to reconstruct a sense of the past and its relationship with the present. These memories serve as personal…
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Eeshita Kapadiya
  This article attempts to follow the timeline and origins of the 'Police Patel system' and trace its transition to the Karnataka Village Defence Parties Act, 1964. It also tries to place the system in context of the changing political and social climate in South India and Karnataka from pre-…
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