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Kurumbar or Kurumans or Kurubaru caste are shepherds of South India. They are indigenous people of India. Even though they are called in different names like Kurumans, Kurumbar, Kurumba, Kuruba and these names are synonyms and one and the same. They speak Kuruman tribal Kannada language. Their God is Veerabadra (Beera dhevaru). They celebrate the God by breaking coconuts on their heads. Their surnames are Gounder, Gowder, Heggade, Naiker, and others. Caste systems are traditional, hereditary systems of social restriction and social stratification, enforced by law or common practice, based on endogamy, occupation, economic status, race, ethnicity, // 1555, a race of men, from L. casto chaste, from castus pure, cut off, separated, pp. ... In a draw in a mountainous region, a shepherd guides a flock of about 20 sheep amidst scrub and olive trees. ... South India is a linguistic-cultural region of India that comprises the four states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the two Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry, whose inhabitants are collectively referred to as South Indians. ... The term indigenous people has no universal, standard or fixed definition, but can be used about any ethnic group who inhabit the geographic region with which they have the earliest historical connection. ... Kuruman is a town in Northern Cape Province, South Africa, famous for its scenic beauty and the Eye, a geographic phenomenon bringing water from deep underground to the surface in the Kalahari Desert. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Kuruma. ... Kurubas or Kurumas are Hindus concentrated mainly in the southern states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. ... Synonyms (in ancient Greek syn συν = plus and onoma όνομα = name) are different words with similar or identical meanings. ... http://www. ... Kannada - aptly described as sirigannada (known to few as Kanarese) is one of the oldest Dravidian languages and is spoken in its various dialects by roughly 45 million people. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Binomial name Cocos nucifera L.. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera L.), is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ... A family name, or surname or last name, is the part of a persons name that indicates to what family he or she belongs. ...

Kurumbar
Classification: Caste/Dhangar (Shepherd)(Kshatriya)
Significant populations in: Northern India, Western India, Southern India, and Central India
Language Tamil, Telugu and Kannada
Religion Hinduism

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Caste systems are traditional, hereditary systems of social restriction and social stratification, enforced by law or common practice, based on endogamy, occupation, economic status, race, ethnicity, // 1555, a race of men, from L. casto chaste, from castus pure, cut off, separated, pp. ... The Dhangar (Sanskrit / Devanāgarī: धनगर ) caste is primarily located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. ... For the Bollywood film of the same name see Kshatriya Kshatriya (Hindi: , from Sanskrit: , ) is one of the four varnas, or castes, in Hinduism. ... The Indo-Gangetic Plain is a rich, fertile and ancient land encompassing most of northern and eastern India, the most populous parts of Pakistan, and virtually all of Bangladesh. ... A map of West India. ... South India is a geographic and linguistic-cultural region of India. ... The geography of India is extremely diverse, with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts, plains, hills and plateaus. ... Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ...

History

Pallavas are descendants of Kurumans. Mahabalipuram sculpture, adjacent to Madras is their legacy. They ruled South India for more than 500 years, from the 4th century to the 9th century, and left a permanent mark in the field of art and architecture. The Pallavas were hereditary Hindu rulers who dominated southeastern India between the 4th and 9th centuries. ... Kinship and descent is one of the major concepts of cultural anthropology. ... Shore Temple, rescued from the sea Mahabalipuram (Tamil:மகாபலிபுரம்) (also known as Mamallapuram) is a town in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. ... “Sculptor” redirects here. ... Madras refers to: the Indian city of Chennai, formerly known as Madras, the former Indian state, now known as Tamil Nadu (Plural of Madra): Ancient people of Iranian affinites, who lived in northwest Panjab in the Uttarapatha division of ancient India. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ... As a means of recording the passage of time the 9th century was the century that lasted from 801 to 900. ... This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... This article is about building architecture. ...


As Pallava rule declined, the Kurumans forefathers scattered over a wide area of southern India and became culturally distinct. During this time, the Kurumans survived by hunting, gathering food from the forests, or small-scale farming. Some even became slaves. In time, the majority of Kurumans settled on the plains as small landowners or herdsmen. Today the descendants of the Pallavas have become orphans and living in a very bad socio-economic conditions in places like Dharmapuri, Natrampalli, Thandrampattu, Thiruvannamalai, Sengam, Hosur, Vaniyambadi, Alangayam, Vellakuttai, Ambur, Vellore, Salem, Tiruppatur, Krishnagiri and other parts of Tamil Nadu. Their livelihood depends on rearing sheep and weaving woollen blankets. This article is about the hunting of prey by human society. ... A gathering is a group of people or things. ... This article is about a community of trees. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... The Buxton Memorial Fountain, celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, London. ... Landowner or Landholder is a holder of the estate in land with considerable rights of ownership or, simply put, an owner of land. ... A herder is a worker who lives a semi-nomadic life, caring for various domestic animals, especially in places where these animals wander unfenced pasture lands. ... Alternative uses: see orphan (typesetting), and orphan process in computing. ... Socioeconomics is the study of the social and economic impacts of any product or service offering, market intervention or other activity on an economy as a whole and on the companies, organization and individuals who are its main economic actors. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Natrampalli is a panchayat town in Vellore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. ... , Hosur (Tamil: ஓசூர்) is a Town and a municipality in Krishnagiri district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. ... , Vaniyambadi is a town and a municipality, part of Vellore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. ... Alangayam is a panchayat town in Vellore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. ... 192. ... , Vellore   (Tamil: வேலூர்), is a town and a municipality in Vellore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. ... , Salem   (Tamil: சேலம்) is a city and a municipal corporation in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. ... , Krishnagiri is a municipal city and the headquarters of Krishnagiri District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... Species See text. ... Tweed loom, Harris, 2004 Woven sheet Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. ...


The British Government had given certain privileges to these neglected people. A reserved constituency, free lands and reservation in government jobs were offered under Indian (British) Constitution Act 1935. But today, their own government in Tamil Nadu has been denying community certificates and depriving the privileges conferred to tribals under Constitution of India. Because of this, yesteryear's rulers have been leading a distressed, painful and untold misery of life today. Anthem God Save The Queen/King British India, circa 1860 Capital Calcutta (1858-1912), New Delhi (1912-1947) Language(s) Hindi, Urdu, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1877-1901 Victoria  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - January-December 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... The Constitution of India lays down the framework on which Indian polity is run. ... For other uses, see Monarch (disambiguation). ... Suffering is any aversive (not necessarily unwanted) experience and the corresponding negative emotion. ...


Because of lack of unity and good leaders among them, they are subjected to harassment by vested interest. Few educated Kurumans have become assertive and demanding in getting their rights.


Kurumans

Population density of Dhangars. Appro. Population in 1891 > 1,83,27,765 (10-15%)

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Kurumans staging dharna demanding their rights in Chennai



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Innocent Kuruman rearing sheeps for his livelihood


See also

The Pallava kingdom (Tamil: பல்லவர்) was an ancient South Indian kingdom. ... The Dhangar (Sanskrit / Devanāgarī: धनगर ) caste is primarily located in the Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Kurubas or Kurumas are Hindus concentrated mainly in the southern states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. ...

External links

  • Poverty of kurumbar tribes in Mukkali
  • Poverty of Kurumbar Tribes in Mukkali

 
 

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