Playing God - Belief and Ritual in the Muttappan Cult of North Malabar - Theodore Gabriel

Playing God - Belief and Ritual in the Muttappan Cult of North Malabar - Theodore Gabriel

Sanskritisation of the Muttappan Cult – A new hermeneutic for the Muttappan legend and ritual

Playing God - Belief and Ritual in the Muttappan Cult of North Malabar - Theodore Gabriel

Theodore Gabriel [+-]
University of Gloucestershire
Theodore Gabriel is Honorary Research Fellow in Theology and Religious Studies at the Department of Humanities, University of Gloucestershire and Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at the Queen's University (Canada) Study Centre in Hailsham, East Sussex, England.

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'Sanskritization' is a term coined by the reputed Indian anthropologist M. N. Srinivas, initially in his seminal thesis on the Coorgis of South India. Srinivas wanted to challenge the notion that caste is a rigid and inflexible phenomenon and that it has always remained inviolable and accepted in toto by the people in the lower echelons of the caste hierarchy.

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Gabriel, Theodore . Sanskritisation of the Muttappan Cult – A new hermeneutic for the Muttappan legend and ritual. Playing God - Belief and Ritual in the Muttappan Cult of North Malabar. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 72-86 Nov 2010. ISBN 9781781790373. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24460. Date accessed: 11 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24460. Nov 2010

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