International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Social Work and History | India | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019

Social Exclusion of Ravuthar Community: A Case Study

Mohammed Rishad K P

Abstract: India, the worlds largest democracy, has a multi-cultural rash that has numerous religious communities. According to the 2011 census, 79.8 percent are practicing Hinduism and 14.2 percent are adheres to Islam, while the remaining 6 percent are other religions. According to Rizvi and Roy (1984), Indian Muslims are not a homogeneous community as it appears in the general perception Muslims are divided based on different religious ideologies, caste differentiation and customary practices. Among the different Muslim communities, Ravuthar is one of the Muslim communities from the South Indian States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala who are socially excluded at a wider. The etymology of the word suggests ‘ravath’ means ‘warriors’. But in reality, the Ravuthar community is facing high discrimination among the Muslim community. The present study is focused on how the Ravuthar community is excluded or discriminated among the Muslim community at Thiruvegappura Panchayat, Palakkad District, and Kerala by using descriptive research design. The researcher has employed an interview guide and case study. From the case studies, the relevant information was collected by the researcher. In the community, they were facing various issues such as stigma discrimination based on their linguistic and spatial. Their representation in any religious or social positions is very less. People considered as they are standing the lower layer of the social ladder. They are facing much discrimination within the Muslim community. This study intends to contribute suitable measures and suggestions to abolish the social exclusion of Ravuthar Community.

Keywords: Social Exclusion, Discrimination, Ravuthar Community

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,

Pages: 1916 - 1918

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