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Pazhaverkadu: The Untold story

Pulicat (Pazhaverkadu) is historically a remarkable place, an abode for Portuguese, Dutch, the Cholas, Vijayanagar, Arabs and finally the British.

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Paniyas : The unknown untouchables

Numerically the Paniyars form the largest single tribe in Kerala

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SHAKTHI

A Documentary on Pulayan Tribes of Anaimalai Hills

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Vijayanagar Rule in Tamil Nadu

Vijayanagar Rule in Tamil Nadu Introduction Vijayanagar Empire was founded on the advice of the Hindu saint Vidyaranya on the banks of the river Tungabhadra very near to Chirunkeri madams founded by Adhi Sankarachariya.  Vidyaranyar served as its head at the time of founding the Vijayanagar Empire. The Vijayanagar Empire was founded in 1336 and […]

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The Kotas of The Nilgiris – Part – I

The Kotas of The Nilgiris – Part – I According to Dr. Oppert “it seems probable that the Todas and Kotas lived near each other before the settlement of the latter on the The Nilgiris. Their dialects betray a great resemblance. According to a tradition of theirs (the Kotas), they lived formerly on Kollimallai, a […]

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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.  […]

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Khilji Dynasty [A. D. 1290 TO 1320]

Khilji Dynasty [A. D. 1290 TO 1320] Jalaluddin Firozshah Khalji During the reign of the sultans of the so-called slave dynasty, Khaljis were very popular.  They occupied various significant posts in the administration of the slave rulers. In the year      A.D.1290 one Jalaluddin Khalji after dethroning the weak sultan of the slave dynasty, Kaiqubad, captured […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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