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People of Tamilnadu

Tamil Nadu is one of the
most urbanized states of
India but most of the
people still live in villages.
In Tamil Nadu, there is an
established caste system
with traditional
differentiations a lot more
pronounced than in many
other parts of India. A
large part of population is
confined to the Chennai
(covering industrial areas,
townships and the
surrounding villages) and
those around Madurai,
Tiruchchirappall and
Coimbatore. About 80
percent of the people in
Tamil Nadu follow
Hinduism. A substantial
percentage of population
in Tamil Nadu follows
Christianity and Islam.
Brahmins form the
highest caste in the social
hierarchy of Tamil Nadu.
Traditionally, their work
used to be confined to
religious activities and
astrological professions
and they were dependent
on villages gifted to them
by rulers. Communities
such as Vellalas (known
as Gounders in
Coimbatore, Mudaliars in
Chingleput and other
areas, Pillais in Thirunelveli
district) are mainly
involved in agriculture.
The Village traders such
as Komutti Chettiars
belong to Vaishya
communities. Shaanaars
are an affluent mercantile
community in Tamil
society. Untouchables
form the majority of
agricultural laborers.

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