Ayyavu Ambalam's collection of honour dispute documents [1889-1953]

This collection has 3 hand written documents pertaining to disputes over 'honour', or 'precedence', The notion of honour establishes ritual, and therefore social, status at the level of the locality and takes the shape of the order in which ritual offerings are distributed during the annual temple festivals. This group of documents concern three successive conflicts within the same temple.

3 handwritten and typed paper documents.

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  • Honour dispute documents [1889-1953]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/5/1
    This scope and content of this series are identical to that of the collection (as there is one series). ...
  • Honour Dispute 1 [1889]

    File Ref: EAP314/5/1/1
    This document is related to a conflict over the honour given at the Kallazhakar Temple annual festival to the document holder's family, it was settled by the Madras Endowment Board. ...
  • Honour Dispute 2 [1953]

    File Ref: EAP314/5/1/2
    This document is a further conflict over the distribution of honours within the kin group itself, in a particular a disagreement about the order given from their ancestor's time, which was settled during a panchayat. This document is a recent photocopy of ...
  • Honour Dispute3 [1996]

    File Ref: EAP314/5/1/3
    This document deals with the struggle to obtain new entitlements in order to receive the honour in the temple. Though the document is very recent it is included here as it is related to the previous two documents. It is an recent photocopy of the original ...