Old Kerala

  • Robin Jeffrey
Part of the Cambridge Commonwealth Series book series (CAMCOM)


Old Kerala was a place of boundaries and constraints — boundaries on where particular people might go; constraints on what they might do. People lived in discrete groups which connected with others in regulated, symbolic ways. In the seclusion of their great houses and palaces, a few high-status people, usually elderly males, made the major decisions about peace and war, land and trade, and sexual liaisons and religious ceremonies.


Nineteenth Century Lower Caste Eleventh Century Princely State District Magistrate 
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  • Robin Jeffrey
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  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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