Tag Archives: Pulayar

Pulayar music – Tamil Nadu

The hill-tribes have a natural fondness for music and they are known for the preservation of ancient culture. The Pulayar tribe describe their melodies as talams. According to them, their melodies are derived from the cooing of birds such as … Continue reading

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Pulayar community of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu – Wikipedia & other sources

The Pulayar, also Pulaya, or Pulayas or Holeya or Cheramar, are one of the main social groups found in Kerala, Karnataka and in historical Tamil Nadu or Tamilakam Traditions Their marriage rituals were described by Edgar Thurston. Nowadays many of these … Continue reading

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Kerala’s Scheduled Tribes

In Kerala there are still 37 Scheduled Tribes out of 48 tribal communities; their number is only 1.26% of the state’s population.  What this figure indicates is that the rate of the assimilation of the aboriginals of Kerala has been … Continue reading

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