Category Archives: Tamil Nadu

Pasumpon Thevar

Of the many discriminatory laws that the British enacted, during their reign, one of the most notorious ones was the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871. It was ostensibly created to control criminal groups like the Thugees, however it ended up … Continue reading

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Subramanya Siva

Pandya Nadu or the southern most part of Tamil Nadu, basically the region covering the districts of Madurai, Theni, Sivaganga,  Ramanthapuram, Virudhanagar, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanyakumari.  A region of rich culture, heritage and history.  A land of magnificient temples,  beautiful … Continue reading

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V.O.Chidambaram Pillai

The year 1915,  Mahatma Gandhi was visiting Chennai, he was already popular thanks to his exploits in South Africa. One man from Tirunelveli was eager to meet him and wanted a private meeting. Though the Mahatma was initially sceptical he … Continue reading

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Dheeran Chinnamalai

  The Polygar Wars While 1857 is often regarded as the first large scale revolt against British rule, there were many localized revolts that broke out. And one of them was the Polygar Wars down South between March 1799 to … Continue reading

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Veerapandya Kattaboman

Panchalankurichi is a small village located in Tamil Nadu’s  Thoothukudi district. It gets it’s name from the fact that 5 Pandya chieftains or Pancha Pandyas put up a brave resistance against the Madurai Nayaks in a valley( Kurichi) nearby.  The place … Continue reading

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