Social Organization and Economic adaptation

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Social Organization and Economic adaptation by Mind Map: Social Organization and Economic adaptation

1. Social Organization

1.1. Seven houses

1.1.1. Laskarwallah

1.1.2. Chaklawallah

1.1.3. Lalanwallah

1.1.4. Bendi Bazaar

1.1.5. Poonawallah

1.1.6. Ballakwallah

1.1.7. Adjpur

1.2. Each house has one leader

1.2.1. Naik (head)

1.3. All Hijras belong to one caste

1.4. Jamat- meeting for the elders and council

1.5. Religion

1.5.1. Hindu goddess

1.5.2. Muslim Culture

1.5.3. Christian Hijras

1.6. Violation of rules

1.6.1. Punishments

1.6.1.1. Cutting hair

1.6.1.2. Compulsion from community

1.6.1.2.1. Impossible to get back to the community once expelled

2. Hijra Hierarchy

2.1. Gurus (teachers)

2.2. Chelas (disciples)

2.3. New recruited sponsor becomes guru

2.3.1. Calls jamat and initiates her into the household

2.3.2. Initiation fees paid by the the chelas- Rs.150

2.3.3. Assault on guru leads to expulsion from the Hijra community

2.3.4. Guru could be changes after following certain procedures

2.3.4.1. Original guru is to be paid double the initiation fee- Rs.3000

2.3.4.1.1. This sum is to be paid by a new Guru and not the Chelas

2.3.5. Spiritual relationship between Guru and Chela

3. Occupations

3.1. Traditional occupations

3.1.1. Cooking, cleaning, caretaking

3.1.2. Singing and dancing

3.1.2.1. Occasionally on births, marriages, family functions

3.1.3. Shaming people in the public if they refused to pay

3.1.3.1. Due to lack of jobs

3.1.3.2. To avoid curses and harassment

3.1.4. Demand to perform

3.1.5. Disputes are handled by the Jamat

3.2. Prostitution