Traditional vocations and modern professions among Tamil Brahmans in colonial and post-colonial south India

@article{Fuller2010TraditionalVA,
  title={Traditional vocations and modern professions among Tamil Brahmans in colonial and post-colonial south India},
  author={Christopher J. Fuller and Haripriya Narasimhan},
  journal={The Indian Economic and Social History Review},
  year={2010},
  volume={47},
  pages={473 - 496}
}
  • C. Fuller, H. Narasimhan
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Indian Economic and Social History Review
Since the nineteenth century, Tamil Brahmans have been very well represented in the educated professions, especially law and administration, medicine, engineering and nowadays, information technology. This is partly a continuation of the Brahmans’ role as literate service people, owing to their traditions of education, learning and literacy, but the range of professions shows that any direct continuity is more apparent than real. Genealogical data are particularly used as evidence about… Expand

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