This is a community/ a people which has carefully and successfully built/ and Maravar) share similar myths/accounts of origin and historic status as rulers. Some members of the caste like to go by the title Thevars, which means ‘the divine They have a political history of mobilising themselves. In the year since the brutal murder of Dalit man Sankar in Udumalaipettai, his wife Kausalya’s brother Gowtham has learned more about Thevar.

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On 28 September, a few days after the clashes had ceased, Thevar was arrested by the police after speaking at the conference of the Indian National Democratic Congress, which was the new name taken by the Congress Reform Committee. Following the election, the Congress communiity a government in the Presidency.

Inafter the bifurcation of the Ramnad District the ‘Pasumpon Muthuramalingam District’ was created. In Tamilnadu Kallars are called by various Surnames, these names comes to them during various times by the place they have ruled, the place of the battlefield and to state their strong valour and bravery in the battle with the foreign forces.

When Bose visited the state immediately after the formation of the Forward Ccommunity init was Thevar who played the key role in arranging a rousing reception in Madurai on 6 September.

Aother important Kallar subcaste is the Piramalai Kallar. During a prolonged strike of the Pasumalai Mahalaskshmi Mill Workers’ Union, demanding the reinstatement of a section of fired trade unionists, Thevar was jailed for seven months from 15 October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

According to the list given by Fawcett belongs to British East India Companythere are seven different Killai sub castes of Maravars.

Kausalya and her family. The writers of the Sangam Age place them in rural settlements withdrawn from cities. Nelson writes, “is said by the Rev.

Kottravai Durgathe goddess of Maravars worshipped in Palai region prescribed in Silapathikaram. I have been reading about our caste since this incident with my sister kf he explains. Chinnasamy, in addition to driving the taxi, was apparently still lending money and collecting interest. But Sankar refused the money. This was Thevar’s theevar experience of being a candidate in an election.


His relationship to Marxism was further complicated by his spiritualistic orientation.

An undying pride in caste: Thevar prejudice returns with fury at Kausalya’s home | The News Minute

Parvathiammal was furious with Muthuramalingam’s father for having taken two new wives shortly after the death of his second wife. I have even told the police about this,” he adds.

However in the district was renamed. Their presence in politics and bureaucracy is also considered influential. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?

Our stand has Thevars, Gounders and even Nadars. Kings are addressed as Thevars during the Chola and Pandyian dynasty some constitute as vikings and warriors of Tamilakkam.

There are some surnames in use among the community.


Socio-cultural Dimensions of Reproductive Child Health. You can’t blame the Dalit because that is how men are. He was released from prison on 5 September But first hlstory foremost, his animosity towards the communists was due to the rejection of the Indian communists of Subhas Chandra Bose who they had called a ‘ quisling ‘.

Archived copy as title Articles with short description Use Indian English from May All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English Use dmy dates from November Articles with hCards All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with unsourced statements from November Commons category link is on Wikidata. In the same period a strike was led by Thevar at the Madura Knitting Company.

But, independently of the fact that Madura pagodas are not approached by flights of steps, this seems to be a very far-fetched and improbable derivation of the word.

He had a powerful opponent in hiztory Raja of Ramnad.

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Thevar became its president of its Tamil Nadu state unit, a position he would hold for the rest of his life. Following the election, Thevar’s health deteriorated and he largely withdrew from public life.


The authorities partially withdrew, and reduced the number of CTA registrations in the concerned areas from around to The Times of India.

Perungaamanallur people near Usilampatti, fought against the British and many have died and they have a Thiyagigal Thoon.

An undying pride in caste: Thevar prejudice returns with fury at Kausalya’s home

Singh-Yagee unilaterally declared the party merged into the Congress. In the period following Indian independencethe Mukkulathor or the Thevars have grown into, what Mines calls, a “super-caste” that combines the three previously distinct communities, emphasises their similarities and shared historical roles, and forms a consolidated base of support for the AIADMK political party.

Election were held simultaneously to the Lok Sabha as well as to the legislative assemblies of the states. Further, Alagiri also cashed in on the reverse-polarisation resulting from the Mukkulathor consolidation. The Mukkulathors celebrate the coincident birth and death anniversary of U. Ahead of the elections to the assembly of the Madras Presidency, Thevar enlisted youths from the Mukkulathor communities to work for the Congress. Vivek belongs to the same taxi stand where year-old Chinnasamy worked for two years before he was imprisoned in the Coimbatore Central Jail.

Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai districts are Maravar homeland from ancient times and the entire Southern districts of Tamilnadu is Maravar stronghold.

After the election, Congress lacked a majority of its own in the Madras legislative assembly. You would know Chinnasamy as Kausalya’s father, the main accused in the murder of his Dalit son-in-law Sankar in Udumalaipettai. A new dynamic in the efforts to build a non-Congress front had emerged in the Madras State which had been reorganised in The Maravar regiment of the Travancore army was known as “Maravar Padai”, which supplemented Nair Pattalam, the larger indigenous military unit.

Amongst them was a crucial witness in the case, who did not wish to be named.