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Some Characteristics of the Agrarian Social Structure of Tamil Nadu

Some Characteristics of the Agrarian Social Structure of Tamil Nadu K C Alexander This paper examines certain characteristics of the agrarian social structure of Tamil Nadu, and attempts to explain the reasons for the emergence of these characteristics. These characteristics are the outcome of certain sociological forces which can be identified. The fact that among the four Dravi- dian linguistic states of South India, only the Tamil speaking people (except in Kanyakumari district) were not divided into different political entities, gave an extra force to these sociological elements in Tamil society, by facilitating greater geographical mobility of the people.

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