A Social History of India

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APH Publishing, Jan 1, 2000 - India - 799 pages
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We in Malabar started hearing about Ezhavas after the formation of Kerala State. The Thiyyas were upper caste as per records of erstwhile Provincial Govt of Madras whereas Ezhavas were lower caste in Travancore. After R Shankar's winning election in Kannur, the SNDP started expanding their operation in North Malabar. They use all money powers through media etc to misguide the people and to create a wrong impression that Ezhava and Thiyya are one caste. Ezhavas, after expanding their area of activities to Malabar started taking all cultures and history of Thiyyas as theirs, like theyyam, poorakkali, marathukali. Thiyyas have entirely different history, ethnic background etc. Thiyyas never demand dowry for marriage but Ezhavas have the dowry system. 

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Completely false information. I am a Thiyyan and I never agree that both ezhava and Thiyya are same!!! This is paid writeup funded by ezhavas to increase there status!!!

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Contents

The Aryan Invasion of India
1
The Vedic Religion and Society
13
The Age of the Buddha
25
The Expansion of Buddhism
71
Buddhism in Kerala
101
The Brahminic Reaction
145
The Pyramid of Brahminic Victory
225
Caste Invades Kerala
295
Its Methods and Mechanics
369
Its Dialectics and Dynamics
403
Its Agents and Agencies
469
An Intellectual Community
585
Bibliography
727
Index
739
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