Socio-economic & political changes of Kabbaliga community of Gulbarga

Social status of Kabbaliga community

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The present book reveals Kabbaliga community. The Kabbaliga community is only one community, based on slight variations related to their occupations and geographical areas, these communities are also called as Koli, Bestha, Meenugara, Kabbila, Ganga Matha, Gouri Matha, Ambiga, Talavar, Kolakar, Walikar, Barikar, Natikar, Boya, etc. In Gulbarga district, it is popular as ‘Kabbaliga’ or ‘Kabbila’ community. Numerically, Kabbaliga population is fourth largest in Karnataka after Lingayats, Vokkaligas and Kurubas. But due to illiteracy, decreased importance of their caste based occupations and negligence, this community has become backward. Even though, reservation is provided, compared to Kabbaliga population, the percentage of reservation is lesser. Hence, Kabbaliga community is facing many of the problems and challenges in society. Still, with gradual increase in education, it can be said that the Kabbaliga people are changing in terms of socio-economic, educational and political decision making.


Mariyamma S. Harkanchi


Dr. Mariyamma S. Harkanchi is one of the social worker, who have been working for the welfare of Kabbalinga community in Karnataka State of India. She has been working as Sociology lecturer in Govt. Pre-University college since 12 years. She has given tremendous of awareness programs in rural areas. Dr. Harkanchi published number of research papers

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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing


Kabbaliga community, Koli, Bestha, Meenugara, Kabbila, Ganga, Matha, Gouri Matha, Ambiga, Talavar, Kolakar, Walikar, Barikar, Natikar, boya

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General