So Long a Saga: Four Centuries of Badaga Social History

By: Paul Hockings

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Contents: Introduction. 1. Into the Mountains, into the forest. 2. Origins of the Badaga Phratries. 3. The Hill Forts. 4. The Cultural Ecology of Settlements. 5. Social Grouping are Formed. 6. The Organization of the Phratries. 7. Badaga-Kota Interchange. 8. Badaga-Toda Interchange. 9. Interaction with the more Remote Tribes. 10. From Barter to Marketing, from Millet to Cash. 11. Administration and Law. 12. The Eve of the Modern: A Stressful Epoch. 13. Widespread Disorientation. 14. The Twentieth Century: Developments within the Madras Presidency. 15. Some Promising Transitions since 1900. 16. Communication and Society during the Twentieth Century. 17. The Pace of Modernization Quickens. 18. A Summary and Conclusions. Appendices. In the sixteenth century, the Badagas (meaning ‘northerner’) fled the vanquished empire of Vijayanagar and came to seek refuge on the Nilgiri Massif. A few hundred at most, they found themselves among quite unwarlike tribes – the Todas, Kotas and Kurumbas – who understandingly gave them land to settle on. Thus began one of the most successful community transplants that South India ever witnessed. Numbering only 500 or so 1603, the Badagas were 2,200 at the first rough British census in 1812. After a steady increase, today their numbers have stabilized at around 135,000. They occupy over 460 villages and many are commercial farmers. Printed Pages: 406

Title: So Long a Saga: Four Centuries of Badaga Social History

Author Name: Paul Hockings

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 9789350980187

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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