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Title:
KULAPANCHAYATS OF MADIGA: A PERSPECTIVE OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND INCLUSION

Authors:
Dr. Mallikarjuna Chiruthoti

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Dr. Mallikarjuna Chiruthoti
Centre for Folk Culture Studies, University of Hyderabad.

MLA 8
Chiruthoti, Dr. Mallikarjuna. "KULAPANCHAYATS OF MADIGA: A PERSPECTIVE OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND INCLUSION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 7, July 2019, pp. 5280-5294, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=404. Accessed July 2019.
APA
Chiruthoti, D. (2019, July). KULAPANCHAYATS OF MADIGA: A PERSPECTIVE OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND INCLUSION. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(7), 5280-5294. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=404
Chicago
Chiruthoti, Dr. Mallikarjuna. "KULAPANCHAYATS OF MADIGA: A PERSPECTIVE OF SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND INCLUSION." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 7 (July 2019), 5280-5294. Accessed July, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=404.

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Abstract:
Kulapanchayats are very predominant in Indian social system. They play a prominent role in protecting their culture, tradition and customs. Each caste framed its dharma (norms) to be executed by danda (coercive power) which is in the hands of their caste assembly (samaya sabha), thus functioned on the paradigm of purity and pollution. Each caste is having their own panchayats and Madigas one among them. Generally Madigas are untouchable people and they treated as outcast or Panchama Varna. In modern times Madigas comes under scheduled caste category. By profession they do menial scavenging and removal of dead carcasses and leather work which is untouched by the mainstream society. Their food (eating carcasses) is also forbidden by the mainstream society. Madigas are socially excluded based on their birth and profession/occupation and food. Though they are socially excluded the Madiga caste people are excluding their own folk through the caste panchayats. But, panchayats are taking certain measures to incorporate them within the community. This paper broadly discussed about the Historicity of Kulapanchayats in general and Madiga caste Kulapanchayat in particular.