By Andre Beteille
This paintings bargains with the connection among 3 basic features of social stratification, and gives a mode for describing and interpreting version and alter in platforms of stratification. This re-creation contains major extra fabric within the kind of appendices, facing problems with substance and approach, and an epilogue which surveys the altering fortunes of village reviews in India.
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It signifies a residential area, inhabited by AdiDravidas. cntry into which causes pollution to the Brahmin. Evcn today no orthodox Brahmin would consider entering a clreri. l\fo~ t of the Brahmin residents of Sripuram ha\'e never seen the inside of their cheri, although they have li \'ed in the village all their life and the clreri is :It a di st~nee of only about a htmdred yardS from their $lfeet. The prejudice against Brahmins' entering the cheri is. to somc elttent. reciprocal. cad to ill luck.
47 ). Her temple. l:lge, is open to every inhabitant. Even the Pallas are now admitted. :l1though only into the OUler compound . The E1angbli temple is typically the centre of Non-Brahmin religious activities, although Brahmins also worship here. and NonBmhmins in their turn take part in orgll11ising worShip at the Shiva temple. Tn addition to the El:lngkali te mple, there are two other Kali temples in the village. Both are situated in the Pallacheri and eon~equently have a mueh morc restricted congregation.
On the southern side are four houses adjacent to each other which are occupied even today by Smartha families. Facing these are four houses also occupied by Smarthas. Some of the others have changed hands, and several of the present occupants are tenants and not owners. The western half of the agraharam is comparatively new. The houses belonging to the Mysore group are all situated here. The Mysore grou p consists of families which are not all agnatic ally related. They are Vadagalai lyengars, but their roots in the village do not seem to be as deep as those of the two other Vadagalai Iyengar lines.
Caste, Class, and Power: Changing Patterns of Stratification in a Tanjore Village by Andre Beteille