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Priesthood: Theorizing Mala/Vaishnava Dasari's Life, Culture and History

D. Murali Manohar (Author)

This book deals with the history and socio-religious practices of Mala Dasaris, a priestly sub-caste of the Dalits, in their day-to-day activities. Tracing the origin and spread of the Mala Dasaris in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, it discusses at length their culture and tradition, religious rites and rituals, and social practices.

It also document twenty three temples of Mala Dasaris and their priesthood in order to prove the theory that they are not untouchables. Their role in temples as well as in the villages has been analyzed as well.

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About the author

D. Murali Manohar

Dr. D. Murali Manohar, M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil. and Ph.D. teaches English in the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, His areas of interest are Indian English Women’s Fiction, Dalit Studies, and English Language. He has two full lenty books-Kamala Das: Treatment of love in her Poetry and Indian English Women’s Fiction: A Study of marriage, Career and Divorce. He also has three edited books to his credit apart from several articles in national and international journals and books.

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Bibliographic information

Title Priesthood: Theorizing Mala/Vaishnava Dasari's Life, Culture and History
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.06.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183877763
length xii+161p., Illustrations; 22cm.