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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On 10 September he took part in a ‘Peace Conference’ together with T.

The party organisation became ridden by splits and disputes. These clashes often involved the collusion of the police, who aided detention of so-called Dalit activists, assaults on people especially womenand forcible displacement from Dalit villages. From the Margins to the Mainstream: They were heartbroken when she histoty the house in July All the maravar has a common tittle called Thevar.

The Forward Bloc won both seats. Muthulakshmi of Madurai Kamaraj UniversityThevar “literally means celestial beings or divine-natured people” and Mukkulathor means “three clans united together”.

Thevar became its president of its Tamil Nadu state unit, a position he would hold for the rest of yistory life. He was as brave as a lion,” Gowtham declares, with a sense of conviction in his new-found belief.


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

Caste Violence Against India’s “untouchables”. The horrific ‘honour killing’ that was caught on camera had sent a shiver across Tamil Nadu in March The terms Mukkulathor and Thevar are used synonymously.

According to him, the family had made Kausalya come to the hospital by lying that her grandfather was unwell, and she was then forcibly taken to Thevat.

The sure name of Maravars are. Two ferocious lions flank him, but his face adorns a serene smile, with a bouquet thevaar flowers in his hand.

In Green, Thomas A. Nowadays, Mukkulathors are found majority of all over the southern districts of Tamil Nadu. Muthuramalingam Thevar was born in off village of Pasumpon, Ramnad district.

They have contributed enormously in the freedom struggle for India. Damodraran Karthikeyan, a journalist-turned-academic, notes the historic animosity between the two groups and that “The institutionalised nature of Thevar Jayanthi, through consciously created myths surrounding Mathuramaliga Thevar, his iconisation, canonisation and the construction of a social identity provides a point of entry to study the process of how political power is ritually constructed through social ceremony.

Email or Phone Password Forgot account? Till today, they remain fans of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose and members of the community were said to be a part of his Indian National Army.

Following the election, the Congress formed a government in the Presidency. He returned on 9 September. Ahead of the elections to the assembly of the Madras Presidency, Thevar enlisted youths from the Mukkulathor communities to work for the Congress. Thevar mobilised resistance to it, touring villages in the affected areas and leading protest rallies for the rights of the individuals registered under it. I have even told the police about this,” he adds. Kausalya’s parents’ home, where her younger brother Gowtham lives.


Chamiers Road, an important arterial road in Chennaiwas renamed after Thevar, and currently there is a statue of Thevar where his eponymous road intersects with Anna Salai. AgriculturalistPoliticianActivist. Our stand has Thevars, Gounders hsitory even Nadars.


In the Madurai belt, people were not affected by 2G in elections, but Alagiri’s activities. In the election, Thevar again contested both the Aruppukottai constituency in the Lok Sabha election and the Mudukulathur constituency in the assembly election. However in the district was renamed. Satyamurthi, on behalf of the Tamil Nadu Congress Committee, intervened to preserve the unity of the Congress. His son Desakaval Senbaga Tevan is also remembered for his exploits. Retrieved 31 December This was Thevar’s first experience of being a candidate in an election.