"Backwaters Communities" State of Kerala Local Custom Tip by Canadienne

State of Kerala Local Customs: 25 reviews and 30 photos

  Rice Fields in Chennamkari
by Canadienne

It was very interesting to have someone speak pretty frankly about the caste system and how it functions in rural communities in Kerala. Thomas pointed out the sections in his village which were home to families based on profession and thus status. He also explained that it was easier today for the second son in some families (his own being an example), as the younger brother could branch out through further education. Thomas would be responsible for taking care of his family, Matthew would have more freedom to pursue studies in computers.

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2003
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