Sri Lankan caste system: Sinhalese castes, Sri Lankan Tamil caste, Pallar, Govigama, Salagama, Timeline of the Karavas, Coast Veddas, Caste system, Radala, Karava Heraldry, Rodiya, Vaduge, Sri Lankan Mudaliyars, Durava, Colombo Chetties

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Sinhalese Castes, Sri Lankan Tamil Caste, Govigama, Salagama, Timeline of the Karavas, Coast Veddas, Caste System in Sri Lanka, Patabendigé, Radala, Karava Heraldry, Rodiya, Vaduge, Sri Lankan Mudaliyars, Durava, Naga People of Sri Lanka, Konda Karavas, Karaiyar, Pallar, Wahumpura, Berava, Bathgama, Rajaka, Kinnaraya, Koviar, ...
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Sinhalese Castes, Sri Lankan Tamil Caste, Govigama, Salagama, Timeline of the Karavas, Coast Veddas, Caste System in Sri Lanka, Patabendigé, Radala, Karava Heraldry, Rodiya, Vaduge, Sri Lankan Mudaliyars, Durava, Naga People of Sri Lanka, Konda Karavas, Karaiyar, Pallar, Wahumpura, Berava, Bathgama, Rajaka, Kinnaraya, Koviar, Demalagattara, Nalavar, Sakkiliar, Marakkalage, Pamunu, List of Salagamas, Koon Karavas, Panna Caste, Patti Caste, Porowakara. Excerpt: Govi, Govigama, Goigama, Goygama, Goyigama, Goviyo is an influential Caste in Sri Lanka. The term Govi denotes farmer. From time immemorial the Govigama have been cultivating the lands of the landed gentry of the country , in accordance with the traditional Rajakariya system (Sri Lankas Tenurial system of land holding). Sri Lanka has traditionally been an agrarian civilization for 2500 years and hence the relationship between cultivator, land-owner and feudal authority is understandable. Cultivation was so important to the sustainability of kingdoms, that the kings even built reservoirs in villages throughout Sri Lanka. The Mahavamsa describes how the Kings of Sri Lanka participated in the Vap Magula (Ceremonial Plowing) at the beginning of the paddy season . The status as cultivators in a largely agricultural society are undisputed associations predating Colonial occupation of Sri Lanka, establishing Govigama as a major caste in Sri Lanka from pre-colonial times . The Sri Lankan Tamil equivalent of Govigama is the Vellala caste. An 18th century etching of cultivators fishing in a reservoir during the dry season, from An Historical Relation of the Island Ceylon by Robert Knox(1641-1720). The traditional occupation of this caste is paddy cultivation, and they were the rice farmers that ... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=6821792
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  • ISBN-13: 9781157949701
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 6/11/2010
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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