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Global Encyclopaedia of the South Indian Dalits Ethnography (3 Vols-Set)

Nagendra Kr Singh

ISBN 10: 8182209684 / ISBN 13: 9788182209688
Published by Global Vision, 2018
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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. In the context of traditional Hindu beliefs Dalit status has often been historically associated with occupations regarded as ritually impure any occupation involving killing or handling of animal dead bodies. Engaging in these activities was considered to be polluting to the individual who performed them and this pollution was considered to be contagious. As a result Dalits were commonly banned from fully participating in Hindu religious life (they could not enter the premises of a temple) and elaborate precautions were sometimes observed to prevent incidental contact between Dalits and higher caste Hindus. Nagendra Kr. Singh has specialised himself as a noted oriental ethnographer. He has written/edited a number of books including Encyclopaedia of the World Muslims tribes castes and communities in 4 volumes. His Ph.D (Patna University) work was Socioeconomic changes in Bihar (1793 1912). Dr. Singh has contributed number of paper in encyclopedias and journals. Presently he is the Director of International Centre for Religious Studies and Chief Editor of Global Religious Vision a quarterly Research Journal published from Delhi. 912 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 60705

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