Sundarapandi Goundar' collection of land transaction and conflict settlement documents [1827-1938]

This collection belongs to Siruvalai Zamin but is currently kept by his younger brother Sundarapandian. They belong to the Anupa Goundar sub-caste. The paper documents have been handed over to them by their father, Achuthrama Gounder. The oldest documents (1838) go back four generations. A large part of the paper documents concern land transactions handled by his forefathers who were the local landlords (Zamindar) of the area. Another set of paper documents deal with disputes, such as their rights to obtain honour, or precedence, in the Kalazhakar temple with a rival landlord, the Zamindar of Velliangundram. The copper plates were not originally the property of the Siruvalai Zamin's family but belonged to their gurukal (caste religious head).

44 handwritten and printed paper documents, 3 copper plates.

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  • Land Transactions [1865-1937]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/3/3
    This series contains receipts for the land tax collected by the Siruvalai Zamin on behalf of the Ganesha temple for the period 1865-1937 and notices to sell the lands in open auctions. ...
  • Siruvalai Zamin's Copper plates [1827-1945]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/3/5
    This series contains 3 copperplates which did not originally belong to Sundarapandian's family but were taken from their gurukal (the religious head of their subcaste). The dates of each copperplate are given in the Tamil calendar but their equivalent in t ...
  • Court cases [1919-1945]

    File Ref: EAP314/3/1
    This file contains documents related to court cases involving Siruvalai Zamin's estate (illegal cutting of trees) and the removal of a village headman (nattanmai). ...
  • Family Documents [1919-1954]

    File Ref: EAP314/3/2
    This file contains two family documents: a marriage invitations and a hand drawn family genealogy. ...
  • Temple conflicts [1827-1945]

    File Ref: EAP314/3/4
    This file contains the complaints sent to the District Collector by Achutharama Goundar, the forefather of the current document holder Sundarapandian Goundar. The main content of the document is their rights to get the Honour (Parivattam) during the festiv ...
  • Copper plate 1 [1827-1945]

    File Ref: EAP314/3/5/1
    This file contains one copperplate. This copper plate, issued by king Tirumalai Narendiran establishes Immudi Achiram Goundar as the headman (palayakarran) of set of villages and gives him the office of watchman over the Alagar temple. Details of tax colle ...
  • Copper plate 2 [1827-1945]

    File Ref: EAP314/3/5/2
    This file contains two copperplates. These two copperplates mention a variety of topics. They begin by praising lord Krishna. Then goes on to described a certain Veeramallathevan of Pattanaiyur who is praised by the village residents for his bravery in fig ...
  • Land Auctions [1865-1937]

    File Ref: EAP314/3/3/1
    This file contains 13 open auction notices and land tax receipts. ...
  • Land Rent Receipts [1865-1937]

    File Ref: EAP314/3/3/2
    This file contains 6 land rent receipts. ...
  • Miscellaneous [1865-1937]

    File Ref: EAP314/3/3/3
    This file contains 6 documents concerning land deed, loans and inam estate. ...