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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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.

Chinnasamy, in addition to driving the taxi, was cmomunity still lending money and collecting interest. When I tried histpry talk to her, she refused to respond,” he adds. Election were held simultaneously to the Lok Sabha as well as to the legislative assemblies of the states. Thevar got votes Chinnasamy and Annalakshmi Kausalya’s grandfather claims that nobody from the family even met or spoke to her after she married Sankar.

This page was last edited on 25 Augustat Thevar contested the Aruppukottai constituency in the Lok Sabha election and the Mudukulathur constituency in tuevar assembly election. They are also believed to be the oldest inhabitants of the Tamil od with reports of their presence going back to Tamil literary works of the 4th century BC.

A life-size portrait of Thevar was installed in the Tamil Nadu assembly in However influential and helpful he has really been for the DMK, there is a large consensus that his power and usefulness have since declined, and his return to the party could only cause more problems. His commjnity Desakaval Senbaga Tevan is also remembered for his exploits. The Netaji Nagar stand where Chinnasamy parked his taxi was only ten minutes away from his residence.


As it turns out, if he had, Chinnasamy may have even forced his daughter to not leave.

The Hindu 12 March Human Rights Watch has documented allegations that the members of the government of Jayalalithaincluding the chief minister herself, favoured the Mukkalathors during the s, leading to them gaining influential positions in the police and in politics. And where was Chinnasamy when the murder happened? Thevar was also increasingly associated with labour militancy. Kausalya’s parents’ home, where her younger brother Gowtham lives “He is like a god to us,” says year-old Gowtham, Kausalya’s younger brother who now lives in the spacious house with his maternal grandfather and grandmother.

Caste Violence Against India’s “untouchables”.

Most of the Tamil castes wear the same type of “Linga Thali”. The Mudukulatur assembly constituency was a two-seat constituency. Communkty Forward Bloc and its allies condemned Thevar’s arrest as a political vendetta, engineered by the Congress.

They are found mainly in the districts of Madurai UsilampattiDindigul and Theni. According to the police, the family offered Rs 10 lakh to Sankar to break off the marriage.

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

He would never do this,” says an auto driver. Thevar was persuaded to withdraw his candidature and presented a motion nominating Kumarasamy as president. Kausalya’s parents’ home, where her younger brother Gowtham lives. His confession proves why he wants to remain anonymous. The Agamudayar consider themselves to be descendants of the Chera dynastywhile the Kallar claim descent from the Chola dynasty and the Maravars believe they are related to the Pandya dynasty.

This girl should have been kept in control,” they opined.

U. Muthuramalingam Thevar

Father of Maruthu brothers, who worked as a General in Ramnad army samasthanam. Ahead of the elections to the assembly of the Madras Presidency, Thevar enlisted youths from the Mukkulathor communities to work for the Congress. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is said that the Marudhu brothers could kill a tiger without using any weapons, british forces afraid of maruthu brothers for their bravery attack using the “Valari”- a weapon closely resembling a boomerang.


Gulam Mohideen who got votes He was nominated for the Lok Sabha election but attended only one campaign meeting, which also was attended by Rajaji who now had merged with his INDC with ihstory Swatantra Party. Two ferocious lions flank him, but his face adorns a serene smile, with a bouquet of flowers in his communtiy. It is truly a Brahmin-Mukkulathoor parivar.

After this he moved to the town and became a financier. But during the 18th and 19th centuries, most of the Maravars were assimilated in to the Tamil Padam Nair subcaste of the Nair community. The CTA was, however, not revoked but instead its implementation was widened.


He was elected three times to the national parliament. He was a good man, but how much can he take? After the election, Congress lacked a majority of its own in the Madras legislative assembly. Soon after his release he was arrested again under the Defense of India Rules. His mother died before his first birthday and his stepmother the next year. Views Read Edit View history.

So it is called “Linga Thali”. But do they think that he would have planned this murder? He told me to take his son to his friend Durai’s house from school.