Global Encyclopaedia of the South Indian Dalit's Ethnography, Volume 2

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Nagendra Kr Singh
Global Vision Publishing House, 2006 - Caste - 924 pages
The Sole Objective Of This Encyclopaedia Is To Present The Descriptive Ethnographical Summaries Of 411 South Indian Dalit Castes Belong To Shudra Varna In Hindu Social Order. Here We Focus On The Ways Of Living Of South India Dalit And The Factor That Have Caused To Change Their Life Style. Summaries Of Each Entry Usually Provided Information On The Following Aspects: Physical Features; History Of Origin; Social Life; Rites And Rituals; Economic Activities; Administration And Justice; Religion And Culture; Inter-Community Relationship; Modernisation; And Bibliography. This Work Seems To Be As Informative As Possible Given The Limitation Of Space And Knowledge Of Contributors. The Task Which We Have Performed Here Is, No Doubt, Beset With Difficulties But We Shall Consider Our Labour Amply Rewarded If This Monumental Work Is Found Useful By Scholars And Readers Of Ethnic Study Of The Dalit Communities Of South India.

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