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Full text of "The Ethnology Of Beda Badaga Jangam Caste In Andhra Pradesh"

has become scheduled.

4.         If the person claims to be an SC, he should prefer ei-
ther Hindu or the Sikh religion.

5.         If the person claims to be an ST he may prefer any
religion.

In respect of BEDA JANGAM Community the following are
the synopsis.

BEDA JANGAM

Introduction : There are three sub-castes in Jangam com-
munity. They are (1) Beda (Budaga) Jangam (2) Mala Jangam, (3)
Jangam, Previously, there were no special concesions in Educa-
tional Institutions and appointments in Andhra Region recognis-
ing the sub-castes in Jangam Community. Hence all persons be-
longing to any of the sub-castes were being called a Jangam or
Jangalu and certificates were being issued without mentioning
any sub-caste. The Jangam or Jangatu caste people were also
not particular for mentioning their sub-castes. Now Beda Jangam
are recognised as S.C. in Andhra Districts and included in the list
of S.C.s as per G.O.Ms.No.838, dated 15.12.1997 the sub-caste
according to their traditional occupations, habits and customs of
Badam Jangam is identified and hence these guidelines are fur-
nished hereunder:

THE TRADITIONAL OCCUPATIONS : HABITS AND CUSTOMS
OF BEDA JANGAMS :

Beda Jangams are Vibhuthidharies, main traditional occu-
pation of Beda Jangams is performing funeral rites (death cer-
emonies) in the houses of sudras, Girijans, B.Cs, Malas, Madigas
and other SCs.They follow the corpse in any of the families, Beda
Jangams will be blowing conch (Sankhu) and ringing bell in front

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