Print edition : November 25, 2016

Paddy fields in Kodagahalli. Srinivas notes how agriculture was the main activity in the village then. Photo: Sudhakara Jain

1948: M.N. Srinivas in Kodagahalli with 10-year-old K.J. Chikkajavarappa. Photo: From the Collection of Lakshmi Srinivas

M.N. Srinivas. Photo: The Hindu Archives

K.J. Chikkajavarappa, the current headman of the village, in front of the "bullock house" where Srinivas stayed while doing his fieldwork in 1948. Photo: Sudhakara Jain

The Maarigudi temple, patronised by the Dalits of the village. Photo: Sudhakara Jain

The Basava temple. Its facade has not changed since Srinivas visited it in 1948. Photo: Sudhakara Jain

Patel Javari Gowda, the headman of the village in 1948. Photo: Sudhakara Jain

A visit to Kodagahalli, made famous as Rampura by the social anthropologist M.N. Srinivas in his book The Remembered Village, shows how caste relations have mutated in the 60-odd years since his stay in the village. A tribute to his legacy on the occasion of his birth centenary year.
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