International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Economics | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023

Social Exclusion of Dalit Christians in Kerala: A Study Based on the Socio-Economic Status of Dalit Christians in Mannanam Parish in Kottayam, Kerala

Dr. Tiji P. V. | Dr. Abhilash Babu

Abstract: This study explores the socio-economic impact of social exclusion on Dalit Christians in Kerala, South India. The study analysed that 'The socio-economic status of Dalit Christians is far behind compared to other mainstream communities. The study also argued that State and the Caste in Christianity are equally responsible for the marginality of Dalit Christians. Dalit Christians developed a dual identity with the sustenance of caste practices among the converts; they always carried a dual identity, such as Dalit first and a converted Dalit Christian later. Syrian Christians practised untouchability against the lower caste Christians in India, especially regarding marriage and their traditional practice. The state also practices an exclusion approach to Dalit Christians in Kerala.

Keywords: Dalit, Syrian, Christians, Exclusion, marginalisation

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 864 - 868

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