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The Titles of Vanniya Kulakshatriyas–A Study


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The Vanniyars are basically considered to be the people belonging to the community of the ruling class of great Indian subcontinent for many centuries. Most Vanniyars in India are in the three adjacent southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andra Pradesh, mostly concentrated in the area where these three states intersect. The term Vanniyars (Vanniyans) and Padayatchi has been used interchangeably because of the same historical origin they claim. Among the castes in the Tamil Nadu, Vanniyars or Padayatchis are very popular and they are one of the very earliest caste to be socially well organized. Today they are the most politically mobilized and well-informed caste in Tamil Nadu. Many Vanniyars migrated to South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Seychelles, Mauritius and Fiji and the next generation Vanniyars have been using variant titles such as Goundar, Naicker and Padayatchi amongst themselves.

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Goundar, Palli, Padayachi, Vanniyar, Vellalas.
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  • 201st song in Purananuru, Tamil literature.
  • Pulavar ME. Vanniya Sittrarasargal. Chennai: Then Publication; p. 67
  • Vanniya Gounder Perumai. Aaru Annal Kander. Vanniyakula Kshatriyar Monthly; 2014 Apr.
  • Rajarishi AV. Vanni Vamsa Pragasigai. Annalveliyedu. p. 65.
  • Ibid
  • Vanniya Gounder Perumai., Aaru Annal Kander. Vanniyakula Kshatriyar Monthly; 2014 Apr.
  • Rajarishi A. Vanni Vamsa Pragasigai, Annalveliyedu. p. 37.
  • Report of Tamil Nadu committee for the backward classes welfare 1970 in recommendation of Sattanathan committee part II. Tamil Nadu Gazetteers; 1976. p.108.
  • Senthamil Sorpirappiyal Agra Muthali Tamil N. p. 593.
  • Poongundran R. Sengam Nadukattkal – Oru Aaivu. Chennai: Vanitha Publication; p. 67
  • Ibid
  • Dharmapuri Mavatta Kaiyedu. Department of Archaeology, Chennai; p. 176.
  • Santhalingam. Varalatril Thagadur. Amma Publication; p.192, 193.
  • Rasu. Pannattar copper plates.
  • Natanakasinathan. Vanniyar. Chithambaram: Thendral Nilayam.
  • Ethirasan PM. Vanniya Sittrarasargal. p. 36, 42.
  • Vanniya Gounder Perumai., Aaru Annal Kander. Vanniyakula Kshatriyar Monthly; 2014 Apr.
  • Ibid
  • Perumai VG. Aaru Annal Kander. Vanniyakula Kshatriyar Monthly; 2014 Apr.

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R. Anuradha
Department of History, Sri Sarada College for Women (Autonomous), Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


The Vanniyars are basically considered to be the people belonging to the community of the ruling class of great Indian subcontinent for many centuries. Most Vanniyars in India are in the three adjacent southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andra Pradesh, mostly concentrated in the area where these three states intersect. The term Vanniyars (Vanniyans) and Padayatchi has been used interchangeably because of the same historical origin they claim. Among the castes in the Tamil Nadu, Vanniyars or Padayatchis are very popular and they are one of the very earliest caste to be socially well organized. Today they are the most politically mobilized and well-informed caste in Tamil Nadu. Many Vanniyars migrated to South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore, Seychelles, Mauritius and Fiji and the next generation Vanniyars have been using variant titles such as Goundar, Naicker and Padayatchi amongst themselves.

Keywords


Goundar, Palli, Padayachi, Vanniyar, Vellalas.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15613/hijrh%2F2017%2Fv4i1%2F154514