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The Car and the Palanquin: Rival Accounts of the 1895 Riot in Kalugumalai, South India

  • Anthony Good (a1)

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The 1895 riot at Kalugumalai in the Tirunelveli District of Madras Presidency, South India, pitted the local Nadar community, then newly-converted to Roman Catholicism, against the main Hindu castes of Kalugumalai, particularly those associated with its Hindu temple and the Ettaiyapuram zamindari estate within which the town lay. It was the violent climax to a long-running dispute over the Nadars' right to take processions through the main streets, and one of the bloodiest episodes in a conflict which posed a severe threat to public order throughout South India in the late nineteenth century.

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The Car and the Palanquin: Rival Accounts of the 1895 Riot in Kalugumalai, South India

  • Anthony Good (a1)

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