The book Folk-Customs in Tamil Nadu reveals the customs of different community people of (old) South Arcot district and (old) Thanjavur district. The book consists of two parts: first is the analysis part and second is collection part.
The first part of the book consists of five-chapter, viz., Folk-customs - Sociological point of view; Anthropological point of view; Caste variation; Regional variation; and Rural and Urban area differences. Second part of the book contains the collection of Folk-customs from different community people and consists of the seven chapters, viz., introduction, customs connected with child birth and childhood days; customs regarding ‘Sacred Thread Ceremony’ and ‘Puberty Rituals’; Marriage customs; Customs during first pregnancy; ‘Sashtiyapthapurthi’ and ‘Sadhabhishegam’; and Death customs.
Different customs and habits are collected in the field. More than fifteen community people’s customs are collected by primary data collection through direct interview method using Questionnaire. Respondents gave full co-operation during the data collection. All the collected data are given in the second part of this book with full details.