The Paraiyan, and the Legend of Nandan

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Asian Educational Services, 2004 - Ethnology - 58 pages
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Contents

CONTENTS
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Introduction 2 Arrangement 3 Name of Paraiyans discussed 4 Numerical 5 Distribution 6 Language
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Literacy 8 Names and nicknames
57
Subdivisions
58
Antiquity of the Paraiyan
59
Houses 13 Admissions to the caste
64
Panohavats Pauakkarans and DeaayiCUettis 15 Oaths
66
1G Marriages 17 Prohibitions to marriage discussed
67
Marriage contracts and ceremonies 19 Secondary wives 20 Birth
73
Simanta ceremony 22 Naming a child
74
Widows 24 Divorce 25 Inheritance 26 Eeligion of the Paraiya His belief in the Supreme Kadaviil 27 Devata Godlings 28 Festival at Periyapalayam a...
75
Tattooing 34 Dresa 36 Hair
85
Charms ornaments scarecrows
86
Occupation
87
Food 39 Proverbs containing references to the Paraiyan
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