Collection 2

EAP 314 Collection 2

Location of the original documents:

Theni district

Number of digital images :

18 digital images in TIFF format

Extent and Format of the original material:

9 handwritten and printed paper documents.

Scope and content of the collection:

This small collection contains land transaction documents (land deeds and land tax receipts) issued by the Zamindar of Gandamanayakanur in the first half of the 20th century to the great grandfather (Muthu Veera Kudumban) of the current document holder. They belonged to the Kudumban caste, (also known as Pallar) and were one of the three families who obtained land from the Kandama Naikanur Zamindar in return for the vigilance duties (kaval) they performed for him.