Archival records from Rescuing Tamil customary law: locating and copying endangered records of village judicial assemblies (1870-1940) (EAP314)

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  • Thavamani Thevar's Collection of Tamil Customary Law Documents [1645-1971]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/1
    This collection consists of handwritten documents belonging to Thavamani Thevar. These documents written to his father (Pinna Thevar, 1896-1971) and grand father (Ananji Thevar, 1838-1918) in their capacity as traditional headmen of the Pramalai kallar sub ...
  • Subburaj Kudumban's collection of land transaction documents [1927-1940]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/2
    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, Su ...
  • Sundarapandi Goundar' collection of land transaction and conflict...

    Collection Ref: EAP314/3
    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 ...
  • Nataraj Servai's collection of conflict and land transaction documents ...

    Collection Ref: EAP314/4
    This large collection belongs to Nataraj Servai, who belongs to a lineage of headmen of the Servai (Agamudayar) caste in Adalai. The documents were handed down to him by his father who held them from his own father and grandfather father . These documents ...
  • Ayyavu Ambalam's collection of honour dispute documents [1889-1953]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/5
    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 offering ...
  • Logu's collection of land documents [1884-1920]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/6
    This collection has 4 documents: 1 related to land Pledging and 1 land purchase; 1 land sharing and the last one related to a divorce and address the maintenance to be given by the former husband to his first wife. ...
  • Chandiran's collection of mortgage documents [1901-1914]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/7
    Documents dealing with pledging the land for cash. ...
  • Koorai Kula Addenam's collection of ritual tax collection notebooks and...

    Collection Ref: EAP314/8
    This Collection consists of paper documents dealing with customary law, Inam commission as well as a small amount of miscellaneous papers. There are also 13 notebooks of various size and pages used by the document holder's grandfather when he went for the ...
  • Amirtharaj Thevar's vigilance rights copper plate

    Collection Ref: EAP314/9
    This collection contains only one copper plate which is given by the Gandamanur Zamindar to Vellaiathevan (forefather of Amirthalingam Thevar, the current holder). This copper plate confirms the vigilance rights (kaval) over 3 villages for Vellaiathevan an ...
  • Muthukannu Thevar's collection of temple disputes and land transactions ...

    Collection Ref: EAP314/10
    This collection has 22 hand written documents, dealing with temple disputes, land transactions and land mortgages. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Land transactions [1870-1959]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/4/3
    This series contains two files of various land transactions such as land mortgage deeds, sale deeds, leases, etc. ...
  • Temple management [1862-1947]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/4/5
    This series contains two files documents regarding temple accounts and management. ...
  • Petition Notebooks [1915-1938]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/1/2
    This series consists of hand written petitions send to Ananji Thevar and his son Pinna Thevar respectively grand father and father of the Current Document Holder Thavamani Thevar. These are contained in school notebooks (varying between 40 to 80 pages) fro ...