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*Shahna. K., A. & **Jyothirmani Vatakkayil

*Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of History, Pocker Sahib Memorial Orphanage College, Tirurangadi Malappuram, Kerala, India.

**Assistant Professor & Head, Department of History, Sri Vyasa N S S College, Wadakkanchery, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

Abstract


Marginalized communities’ suppressed past is just as essential as their beliefs and rituals. Wherever a group feels excluded, it may create a ritual structure that is distinct from the way of thinking in that community. In various faiths, members of the upper caste have claimed that the outcaste shouldn’t witness and participated in their rites. Mukkuvar is a maritime ethnic group found in the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu They are mostly found on the Malabar Coast, South Travancore Coast, and Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, and have traditionally been involved in fishing, shipment, navy, and trade (J. S. Grewal, 2005).  We can comprehend the marginalization imposed on these people by society if we look at their history in Kerala or conduct a case study of the current circumstances.

Keywords


marginalisation, mukkuva, pandal kizhikkal, puli kudi, chera dynasty

 

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Shahna. K., A. & Jyothirmani Vatakkayil. (2022). Ritual Marginalisation?:  Through a Varied Traditional Perspective of the Mukkuva Community in Kerala. John Foundation Journal of EduSpark, 4(2), 32-43.

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