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The Nature of Sinhalese Caste
Caste in the Colonial
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ancient associated Badahala banian Batgam behavior Berava Beravaya Bhikkhu Brahmin Buddhist caste hierarchy caste lines caste structure caste system caste villages ceremonial Ceylon coastal Colombo concept cultivators Demala-Gattara devale differentiation distinct district Durava economic endogamous etiquette evidence fact feudal frequently functions gama Gamagalla Gattara Goyi Goyigama Goyigama villages groups halese Hayley 36 Hena Henaya high caste higher castes highlands Hindu Hinna Hondrews household ideological Indian inferior intercaste jungle Kandyan Kandyan areas Kandyan Provinces Karava Kataragama King Kinnara Kinnaraya Knox land localities low caste Low Country lower caste manorial marriage monopoly Navandanna neighbors North-Central occupation organization paddy peasant persons political position potters practice probably Radala reference relationships respect Rodi Rodiya roles Salagama secular significance Sinhalese caste Siyam Nikaya social distance subcaste symbols tabus Tamil temple tion tom-tom beaters traditional urban usually Uva Province Vadda Vahumpura Valentyn Vanniaveva Velli-durayi vihare washers