Status claims among Muslims in Malabar, South India

  • P.C. Saidalavi
Keywords: family gatherings, status, caste, Muslims, Malabar, South India


This note shares preliminary reflections on the way status claims are being made by Muslims in Malabar, South India, by conducting family gatherings. These claims complicate the existing notions of status based on the identity of each social group. To show these complications, I share stories of two family gatherings.