"Gaudasaraswatha" brahmins speaking Konkani

Christophe Vielle vielle at ORI.UCL.AC.BE
Wed Nov 24 08:13:59 EST 2004


Dear colleagues,
In the useful  little book "Malayalam for beginners" by V.R.
Prabodhachandran Nayar (Trivandrum, 1999, Swantham Books publ.), I come
across this (Malayalam - a linguistic profile - Bilingualism p. 72):
"Pockets of Gaudasaraswatha Brahmins and Chettis ((/ce.t.ti/) who speak two
different varieties of Konkani are mostly in the districts of Ernakulam and
Alappuzha".
Who are these "Gaudasaraswatha" brahmins (coming from Konkan where some
still remain, I suppose)?  Where could I find something about them?
Thank you for your help

Dr. Christophe Vielle
Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud
Institut orientaliste
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B - 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
BELGIUM
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E-mail: vielle at ori.ucl.ac.be



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