essay

The Sudras of Cochin

Cochin tribes and castes2 • Published In 1912 • Pages: 1-102

By: Anantha Krishna Iyer, L. Krishna, Diwan Bahadur.

Abstract
This is a general ethnography and culture history of the Nayar caste of central Kerala (Cochin). It covers historical information on military organization and warfare, house type and construction, caste subdivisions, personal names and titles, marriage customs, puberty customs (for the girl), polygamy, childbirth, naming ceremonies, the tarawád (matrilocal joint family), administration of justice, feudalism, village organization, districts, games, dramatic performances, religious and agricultural festivals, religion, funeral customs, caste occupations, food, clothing, and personal ornamentation. Of particular interest is the information on Nayar serpent cults and demon worship.
Subjects
Castes
Status, role, and prestige
Historical reconstruction
Military organization
Uniform and accouterment
External relations
Weapons
Warfare
Domesticated animals
culture
Kerala
HRAF PubDate
2017
Region
Asia
Sub Region
South Asia
Document Type
essay
Evaluation
Anthropologist-4, 5
Analyst
John Beierle; 1964-1968
Coverage Date
1761-1912
Coverage Place
central Kerala, India
Notes
L. K. Anantha Krishna Iyer
Includes bibliographical references
LCCN
12016168
LCSH
Kerala (India)