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Cultural continuity and structural replication in a south Indian untouchable community

Michael Moffatt

Cultural continuity and structural replication in a south Indian untouchable community

by Michael Moffatt

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Published .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 45193
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationxl, 395 l.
Number of Pages395
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1367762M
LC Control Number92895058

About the Book Among the various communities of South India, the Nadars have perhaps most clearly evidenced the impact of change over the past year. Considered by high-caste Hindus in the early nineteenth century to be of extremely low status, the Nadars- toddy-tappers, climbers of the palmyra palm- suffered severe social disabilities and were among the most depressed communities in the. The caste system in India is the paradigmatic ethnographic example of has origins in ancient India, and was transformed by various ruling elites in medieval, early-modern, and modern India, especially the Mughal Empire and the British Raj. It is today the basis of afirmative action programmes in India. The caste system consists of two different concepts, varna and jati, which may be Hindu musician: Muslim merchant.

In his comparative study of four Tamil resettlements, Clothey examines the rituals that have traveled with these South Indian communities - Hindu, Muslim, and Christian - and how these practices perpetuate or modify the heritages these groups claim for themselves in their new environs. Clothey looks specifically at settlements in the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Singapore; Mumbai, India Reviews: 2. tailed social-structural, mythic, and ritual evidence to refute the contention of writers such. as Berreman () and Mencher () that untouchable culture and society diverge. radically from the ideals and institutions of the higher Hindu castes, which, it is said, by:

The Humanities book is in great condition and was received in great time. However, the professor is using the the 3rd edition which at the time I ordered the book I didn't know. Although it has a lot of the same information plus more than the 3rd edition, I found it hard to keep up in class and locate the answers for the quiz especially/5(15). Northwest Coast Indian - Northwest Coast Indian - Cultural continuity and change: The impact of European and Euro-American colonialism on the peoples of the Northwest Coast varied at different periods and in different regions. The Tlingit were the first group to encounter such outsiders, when Russian traders made landfall in Tlingit territory in ; these colonizers did not establish a.


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Cultural continuity and structural replication in a south Indian untouchable community by Michael Moffatt Download PDF EPUB FB2

The present work is about Untouchables in the village of “Endavur,” south India. It is intended as an ethnography, as a reasonably comprehensive description of the social and cultural context of “being an Untouchable” in a rural south Indian setting.

But it is also intended as an argument, set in a structuralist mold. Ethnographically, he pursues his structural analysis in two related domains: Untouchable social structure, and Untouchable religious belief and practice.

The author finds that in those aspects of their lives where Untouchables are excluded from larger village life, they replicate in their own community nearly every institution, role, and ranked relation from which they have been by: Download Citation | An untouchable community in South India: Structure and consensus | While many studies suggest that Indian Untouchables do not entirely share the hierarchical values.

In his book, An untouchable community of South India, Michael Moffatt argues that the untouchables live in consensus with the wider Indian culture by replicating among themselves virtually every relation and institution from which they have been excluded by the higher by:   James M.

Freeman, Untouchable: An Indian Life History, (London: George Allen & Unwin, ) I have often found deeply relevant revelations and. The sense of continuity, however, is not to be equated with an inflexible unchangeability. Indeed, if Indian culture has flowed over so many centuries, vibrant and alive, it is because it has shown a noteworthy ability to absorb and assimilate new ideas and influences.

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One, there is no simple, unchanging continuity in Indian (or Hindu) religion from ancient times to this day. It has been changing and evolving over the centuries. Introduction of change in one segment of the caste system means change in social structure of society, the structure that has a history of its own as Ambedkar has rightly observed.

In India, the term Dalit is used for the untouchable, they are exploited to outrages due to the social stratification of Indian society. India. Unlike the other Indian Social novelists Sarat Chandra or Prem Chand, Anand dealt with the lowest strata of Indian Society – the untouchables, Coolies, Sepoy etc., M.

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Recent theoretical and methodological innovations in the anthropological analysis of South Asian societies have introduced distinctive modifications in the study of Indian social structure and social change.

This book, reporting on twenty empirical studies of Indian society conducted by outstanding scholars, reflects these trends not only with reference to Indian society itself, but also in 5/5(1).

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Anthropologists have long recognized that rules and practices concerning food and caste in India are closely intertwined. The ritually highest ranking Hindu castes are characterized as protecting their purity by accepting cooked (or kacca) food from no one of lower caste status and those at the bottom as accepting food from anyone (see, e.g., Mayer ;Marriott ;Dumont Cited by: 4.

Tribal Culture, Continuity and Change; Tribal Culture, Continuity and Change It is believed that they are the oldest inhabitants of Indian continent.

The book could be helpful for study of structural change or cultural change of any society as it throws light on the different facets of structures which are altering the Bhil tribe and it. Untouchable intergenerational relations in three Indian hamlets are shaped by the Hindu age hierarchy, the untouchable egalitarian ethos, the degraded caste position of untouchables, and their.

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Comparative Studies in Society and Hist 3: – Waghmore, S. Author: Sharika Thiranagama. Untouchable, in traditional Indian society, the former name for any member of a wide range of low-caste Hindu groups and any person outside the caste system. The use of the term untouchable is illegal.

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