ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Do Historical Narratives Create Social Norms? The Case of Syrian Christians and Malabari Jews in Kerala

This article uses case studies of the Syrian Christian and Malabari Jew communities to show that a historical narrative may be viewed as the fundamental premise for the existence of endogamous practices within a religious community. Essentially, the narrative itself has come to be presented as proof that certain practices are justified.
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