04424631960, 9884350700 #70/1, Market Lane, 7th Street, Kaladipet, Thiruvottiyur, Chennai 600 019. Tamil Nadu, India

Firoz Tughlaq

 Firoz Tughlaq Administrative Reforms of Firoz Tughlaq Firoz Tughlaq is very famous for his administrative reforms in the history of early medieval period. Economic Policy and Revenue Reforms of Firoz Tughlaq At the time of coronation of Firoz Tughlaq the economic condition of India was very deplorable.  People were hard pressed due to heavy taxation.  […]

Read More »

Kadaiyan

Kadaiyan The name, Kadaiyan, meaning last or lowest, occurs as a sub-division of the Pallans. The Kadaiyans are described of as being lime (shell) gatherers and burners of Ramesvaram and the neighborhood, from whose ranks the Paravas are in part recruited at the present day. On the coasts of Madura and Tinnevelly they are mainly […]

Read More »

Pre Historic Period of Tamil Nadu

Pre Historic Period of Tamil Nadu Civilization The pre-historic age was the longest period of mankind. To study the history of the pre-historic man, sources like literature, inscription and coins were not available. In the absence of such sources, we can trace the history of pre-historic period only with the help of certain common features […]

Read More »

The Chakkiliyans – leather workers

The leather-workers ” The Chakkiliyans,” Mr. H. A. Stuart writes,”are the leather-workers of the Tamil districts, corresponding to the Madigas of the Telugu country. The Chakkiliyans appear to be immigrants from the Telugu or Canarese districts, for no mention is made of this caste either in the early Tamil inscriptions, or in early Tamil literature. […]

Read More »

Balijas the Cultivators

Balijas though generally known as trading castes were also known to be cultivators. In their customs there was very little difference between the Kapus and Balijas. The general name or title among the Balijas was Naidu. The name Balija was said to be derived from the Sanskrit Bali (sacrifice) and ja (born) signifying that the […]

Read More »

The Acchuvaru

Acchuvaru are Recorded, in the Madras Census Report, as ” Oriya-speaking carriers of grain, etc., on pack bullocks. Treated as a sub-division of Gaudo.” The Acchuvarus are not Oriya people, but are attached to the Devanga weavers, and receive their name from the fact that they do acchupani, i.e., thread the long comb-like structures of […]

Read More »

Savaras of Ganjam and Vizagapatam

The language of the Savaras of Ganjam and Vizagapatam. One of the Munda languages. Concerning the Munda linguistic family, Mr. Grierson writes as follows. “The denomination Munda (adopted by Max Miiller) was not long allowed to stand unchallenged. Sir George Campbell in 1866 proposed to call the family Kolarian. He was of opinion that Kol […]

Read More »