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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Aiyappan, A., 1905-1988
Social revolution in a Kerala village: a study in culture
Published By: Original publisher
New York: Asia Publishing House. 1965. x, 183 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2017. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Political movements (668);
Political parties (665);
Pressure politics (664);
Prophets and ascetics (792);
Avoidance and taboo (784);
Real property (423);
Renting and leasing (427);
External relations (648);
Government regulation (656);
Education system (871);
Educational theory and methods (876);
Research and development (654);
Public health and sanitation (744);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Sociocultural trends (178);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Following the formation of Kerala in 1956, a series of
social reforms were implemented that were designed to improve the welfare of lower-caste
groups previously deemed "untouchable" by the culturally and politically dominant Brahmin
and Nayar castes. One involved the opening up of temples, government offices, commercial
cinemas, and related public spaces to members of all caste groups. Although the reforms
greatly reduced—and in some cases even abolished—the most problematic aspects of caste
life, this study shows the rise of new processes and drivers reinforcing preexisting
caste-based affiliations and related ideologies. The most important of these were the local
and, in some cases, regional organization of political parties along caste and, to some
extent, religious lines.
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Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Teferi Abate Adem
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Ponnani taluk, Malappuram district, Kerala,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings