ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Dudekula Muslims of Andhra Pradesh

An ethnographic profile of Dudekula Muslims, a little known community in Andhra Pradesh finds that the community, converting to Islam generations ago, continued to follow old traditions for a long time earning harsh criticism from both religious communities. In recent years however, the younger generations have increasingly taken to adopting Islamic rituals, traditions, customs and manners in the hope of securing a higher social status.

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