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Theoretical and Methodological
Transformation of Power
1986 Panchayat elections acres agricultural labourers AIADMK Alwanpatti Ambalar Asaris belongs big landowners Brahmins candidate caste groups Chettiars Co-operative Society conducted contest cultivators Delhi different castes disputes dominance of Kallars dominant caste earlier economic factional fights formal position Gounders Government of Tamil institutions inter-caste interview irrigation Jayalalitha Kallar caste Kallar leader Kallars and Udayars Karai kinship network Konars Kulathur land records landholding Madras main village Mangalar clan Maravar Mukkulathor Murugan idol Muslims numerical strength op.cit Palandor Panchayat President Panchayat Union Panchayat village Panchayati Raj Pannaiyal Paraiyars percent persons political parties political power population power and power power formation power holders prasadam PROFILE pucca Pudukkottai District Pusaris researcher respondents role rural sections of Kallars settlement sources of power structure study area Table Taluk Tamil Nadu tanks Thanjavur district Udayallipatti Panchayat Udayars and Kallars upper caste Valayars various Village Panchayat voters votes