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Title: Socio religious movements in south travancore 1806 to 1956
Researcher: Jeyasingh jebakany,C
Guide(s): Ranjan,V
Keywords: Socio religious movements, south travancore, Brahmins, caste, inhuman social practices
Upload Date: 24-Dec-2013
University: Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Completed Date: January 2011
Abstract: This thesis entitled Socio-Religious Movements in South Travancore (1806- newline1956) makes an earnest attempt to trace the social inequalities, economic suppression newlineand human right violation that existed in South Travancore. South Travancore society newlinewas not based on the principles of social freedom and equality. The law that prevailed newlinein the land was not equalitarian. The upper castes enjoyed exemption from the payment newlineof land tax. The penal code was extremely severe as far as the lower castes were newlineconcerned. The death penalty was imposed on them even for ordinary offences. newlineSeveral obnoxious taxes were levied from them. The members of low castes had to pay newlinea certain fee for the conduct of their marriages. Every occupational class had to pay newlinesome cess or other to the state or do service without being remunerated. The use of newlinepublic roads was forbidden to outcastes. Women belonged to lower castes were newlineprevented from covering their bosom. The proper salutation from a female to persons of newlinerank was to uncover the bosom. At this juncture the L.M.S missionaries who came here newlinefor gospel service temporarily by setting aside their work and fought against the socioreligious newlineevils. In addition they provided education to all irrespective of caste. newlineAccording to their instigation the British and Travancore administrators introduced a newlineseries of social and religious reforms. Abolition of slavery, removal of dress newlinerestrictions, abolition of feudal levies were some important reforms introduced by them. newlineThus the arrival of L.M.S. missionaries in South Travancore in 1806 created new epoch newlinein Travancore history and caused the emergence of Socio-Religious Reform Movements newlinein South Travancore. Through these movements such evils eradicated from the society.
Pagination: vi, 250p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10603/14215
Appears in Departments:Department of History

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