About My home state Kerala and home town Vaikom and my caste Nair
Kerala (Malayalam: കേരളം; Kēraḷaṁ) is a union state located in the southwestern part of India. With an Arabian Seacoastline on the west, it is bordered on the north by Karnataka and by Tamil Nadu on the south and east. Major cities are Thiruvananthapuram (the capital), Kochi, and Kozhikode. The principal spoken language is Malayalam but many other languages are also spoken. Kerala is mentioned in the ancient epic Mahabharata (800 BC) at several instances as a tribe, as a region and as a kingdom. The first written mention of Kerala is seen in a 3rd-century-BC rock inscription by emperorAsoka the Great, where it is mentioned as Keralaputra. This region formed part of ancient Tamilakam and was ruled by the Cheras. They had extensive trade relations with the Greeks, Romans and Arabs. In the 1st century AD Jewishimmigrants arrived, and it is believed that St. Thomas the Apostle visited Kerala in the same century. The Chera Kingdom and later the feudal Nair and Namboothiri Brahmin city-states became major powers in the region. Early contact with Europeans gave way to struggles between colonial and native interests. The States Reorganisation Act of 1 November 1956 elevated Kerala to statehood.
Late-19th-century social reforms by Cochin and Travancore were expanded by post-independence governments. The state is known for achievements such as a literacy rate at 91% , which is among the highest in India, although still behind developing countries such as China (93%) or Thailand (93.9%). A survey conducted in 2005 by Transparency International ranked Kerala as the least corrupt state in the country.
taluk and also its capital town, situated in the North-West of Kottayam in Kerala, India. Its western border is bounded by the Lake Vembanad, and is crossed by various distributaries of the River Muvattupuzha. It lies between Ernakulam and Kottayam. Vaikom is the oldest township in Kottayam, and among the oldest in South India.is a
Vaikom is populated by people from all communities, including Ambalavasis, Arayans, Christians, Dhewars, Ezhavas,Iyers, Muslims, Nairs, Namboodiris, and Varmas. As of 2001 India census, Vaikom had a population of 22,637. Males constitute 48% of the population and females 52%. Vaikom has an average literacy rate of 86%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 88%, and female literacy is 84%. In Vaikom, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The Vaikom Shiva Temple, known as Thekkan Kashi [Southern Kashi], is the heart of the town, and is remarkable for the Vaikom Ashtami celebrations during November. It is notable as the venue of the Vaikom Agitation for achieving for the lower castes the right to walk on the roads surrounding the temple.
The traditional economy has been based on coconut and rice crops, and fishing; more recently, crops like nutmeg,black pepper, and latex have also been introduced. Tourism and software are also pursued as means to livelihood. Hindustan Newsprint Limited is situated in Velloor.
Vaikom is administered by a Municipality; P. K. Hari Kumar of the CPI(M) is the current chairman of the municipal administration. Vaikom is the seat of a Munsiff's court (among the oldest to be established in the Kingdom of Travancore). Vaikom assembly constituency is reserved for Dalits and is part of Kottayam parliamentary constituency.
Nair (Malayalam: നായര്, pronounced [naːjar]) is the name of a Hindu Kshatriya upper caste community from the South Indian state of Kerala. The Nairs were a martial nobility and figured prominently in the history of Kerala. Before the British conquest in 1792, the Kerala region contained small, feudal kingdoms, in each of which the royal and noble lineages, the militia, and most land managers were drawn from the Nairs and related castes. Nairs were prominent in politics, government service, medicine, education, and law.Nairs are constituted warriors, landed gentry and yeoman of Kerala.
Nairs were traditionally matrilineal. Their family unit, the members of which owned property jointly. N G Nair and Sarla Nair India Kerala Travel: Trivandrum, Kollam (Quilon)
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Kottayam (in Malayalam:കോട്ടയം) is a city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is located in centralKerala and is also the administrative capital of Kottayam district. Kottayam has an estimated population of 60,725, according to the 2001 census. The city is an important trading center ofspices and commercial crops, especially rubber. Major Kerala print media such as Malayala Manorama group and Deepika are headquartered in the city. Also a pionee
ring centre of moderneducation in Kerala, the city became India's first municipality to achieve over 90% literacy in 1989 and the district became the first tobacco free district in India. The city of Kottayam is also called as "Akshara Nagari" which means the "city of letters" considering it's contribution to print mediaand literature. . The Nairs were famous for their martial history, including their involvement in Kalaripayattu and the role of Nair warlords in the Mamankam ritual. The Nairs were classed as a martial race by the British, but were de-listed after rebelling against them under Velu Thampi Dalawa, and thereafter were recruited in low numbers into the British Indian Army. Only Nairs were recruited into the Thiruvithamkoor Nayar Pattalam (Travancore State Army), until 1935 when non-Nairs started to get admitted. This State Force (known also as the Nair Brigade) was merged into the Indian Army after independence and became the 9th Battalion Madras Regiment, the oldest Battalion in the Indian Army.The Samanta Kshatriya Kolathiri and Travancore kingdoms were originally of the Nair caste . The Zamorin Raja was a Samanthan Nair and the Arakkal kingdom of Kannur, which was the only Muslim kingdom in the Kerala region, also had Nair origins . Nair feudal families such as the Ettuveetil Pillamar were extremely influential in the past and often had greater influence than the Raja.
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