Excerpt from Anthropology of the Todas and Kotas of the Nilgiri Hills: And of the Bráhmans, Kammálans, Pallis, and Pariahs of Madras City
A curious people are the Todas or Tudas, to whom the most sacred objects on this earth are a holy dairy-man (palal) and a large-horned rac... e of semi-domesticated buffaloes, on whose milk and the products thereof (butter and ney 1) they still depend largely, though to a less extent than in bygone days, before the existence of the Ootacamund bazar, for subsistence.
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