More: Abor, Lingayats, Bengali, Punjabi; Rājpūts, Brahmans, Nagas, Chamars, Todas, Purum, Santals, Garos, Baiga, Nimar Bahalis, Telugu, Lepcha, Lodha, Uttar Pradesh, Andamanese,
According to Kumar (2005), “Besides, the writings of earlier anthropologists like Thurston (1909),
Krishna Iyer (1939), and Thomas (1958) too do not point to any sort of sexual
relations in the ca_vat[i [male dormitory system] [which] creates a distance between the two sexes rather than
uniting them to transgress the community’s rule and have premarital or
extramarital sexual relations. [Kumar points out] the multitude of functions
of the ca_vat[i against the viewpoint that youth dormitories
were merely ‘systems’ to regulate the pre-marital affairs of youth before
marriage, by establishing a temporary relationship between boys and girls, and
to prevent the children from their parent’s sexual life [sic]”.
D. F., Growing Up Sexually. Volume I.
World Reference Atlas. 0.2 ed.
2004. Berlin: Magnus Hirschfeld Archive for
revised: Feb 2006