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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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). ...
  • Family Documents [1919-1954]

    File Ref: EAP314/3/2
    This file contains two family documents: a marriage invitations and a hand drawn family genealogy. ...
  • Government communication [1874-1948]

    File Ref: EAP314/4/2
    This file contains different handwritten and printed official documents including various types of notifications and communications to and by the British administration to village officials regarding issues on use of government land, election schedule form ...
  • Village panchayat court [1869-1953]

    File Ref: EAP314/4/4
    This file contains documents relating the Village Panchayat Court (VPC) of Adalai as well as other dispute settlement documents. It includes correspondence between the VPC and the District Magistrate, as well as documents produced by the VPC such as orders ...
  • 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. ...