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Title: Masan jogis of shevgaon maharashtra: an ethnographic study
Researcher: Ohol, Ashok Laxman
Guide(s): Jayaram N
Keywords: Ethnography, Jogi
Upload Date: 21-Feb-2014
University: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Completed Date: n.d.
Abstract: This is an ethnographic study of the Masan Jogi community of Shevgaon in Ahmednagar district newlineof Maharashtra. Masan Jogis, who have been categorised as a Nomadic Tribe in the state, trace newlinetheir origin to Telngana in Andhra Pradesh. They lived in the Kingdom Hyderabad under Nizam newlinewhich now stands divided among the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. newlineTraditionally, they lived in cremation grounds where they attended to funerals and were paid in newlinecash and kind for their services. They also went on begging expeditions seeking alms from newlinevillagers. For a long time after their migration to Maharashtra, they were mostly confined to a few newlinedistricts in Marathwada region. During the draught of 1972 they spread to several other districts newlinein western Maharashtra in search of various livelihood options. They live in settlements of newlinedifferent sizes, usually on the fringes of large villages and new townships and speak a mixture of newlineMarathi, Telugu, Urdu, Hindi and Kannada. One of the largest settlements of Masan Jogis is in newlineShevgaon, District Ahemdnagar. newlineI came to know the Masan Jogi community almost unexpectedly while I was involved with newlinedevelopment programmes for the marginalised groups in Shevgaon. My curiosity grew as my newlineassociation with the community grew over the years. I was faced with many questions about their newlineorigin, occupation, culture, social organisations, and the Jat Panchayat. Except for the few newlinereferences, I could not find any literature on the community. I found the community is not only newlinemarginalised socially, but it also unknown to the scholarly circles. This intrigued me and thus I newlinedecided to do a formal research on the community. The questions that emerged while I was in the newlinefield as part of my curiosity were organised into the research questions from which the research newlineobjective were derived. As an exploratory research that is based on the firsthand experience under newlinethe purview of qualitative research paradigm, the ethnographic study was undertaken. newline
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