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

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  • Copper plates issued by King Thirumalai Nayakar [Mid 17th century]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/1/3
    This series contains three copper plates were issued by the Nayak King Thirumalai Nayakar who rule Madurai in the middle of the 17th century to Pinna Tevar who was the first Pramalai Kallar headman bearing a royal title bestowed on him by the king. The cur ...
  • 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). ...
  • Ritual tax collection notebooks [1920-1939]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/8/5
    This series contains the different villages visited by the Sivagiri Addenam and the ritual tax collected from each household which comes under his jurisdiction. The Addenam would perform an important ritual, the Siva puja, for the Kongu Vellala caste peopl ...
  • 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 ...
  • Drama company disputes [1932-1936]

    File Ref: EAP314/4/1
    This file contains 14 documents related to contracts and disputes between individuals and local drama companies (include children's contracts, receipts for advance payment, and complaints made by both sides: the companies and the parents). Parents would se ...
  • 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 ...
  • Temple accounts notebook [1916-1935]

    File Ref: EAP314/4/5/1
    This file contains a notebook recording information from four temples located in the village of Adhalai such as lists of the vessels owned by a temple and construction accounts. 61 pages out of 100 pages notebook have been filled in. ...
  • Temple papers [1862-1947]

    File Ref: EAP314/4/5/2
    This file contains loose documents covering various temple management issues. ...
  • 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. ...