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Title: Gramapaddhati, a Medieval Text from South-western India
Authors: Rao, Nagendra
Keywords: Gramapaddhati
Caste purana
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Vidyasagar University , Midnapore , West Bengal , India
Series/Report no.: Vidyasagar University Journal of History;2014-2015
Abstract: Gramapaddhati, a text of south-western India belonging to the medieval period, reveals the traditional history of the brahmanas of coastal Karnataka. The text can be considered as a caste purana, as it presents a history of people belonging to particular communities. While the text legitimises the social position of a few groups, it denigrates that of others. The text is useful in understanding the relationship between brahmanical and non-brahmanical groups of the region. In addition, the text gives information regarding internal migration of the brahmanas. The emergence of an agrarian society in the area is indicated here too.
ISSN: 2321-0834
Appears in Collections:Vidyasagar University Journal of History Vol 3 [2014-2015]

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