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

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  • Copper plate 1 [1657]

    File Ref: EAP314/1/3/1
    This copper plate, issued by Tirumala Nayakkar in 1657, establishes the boundaries and taxes to a village (Kongarpuliyankulam) and divides the rights to levy taxes there between Pinna Tevar and a certain Irulappa Gounder. ...
  • Copper plate 2 [1655]

    File Ref: EAP314/1/3/2
    The copper plate, issued by Tirumalai Nayakkar in 1655 is the foundation charter of headman ship amongst the Pramalai Kallars. It establishes Pinna Tevar, the document holder’s forefather as the headman of eight provinces (nadu), grants him the right to de ...
  • Copper plate 3 [1645]

    File Ref: EAP314/1/3/3
    This copper plate, issued by Tirumalai Nayakkar in 1645, describes how Tirumalai Nayakkar, in return for a tribute of 50 rupees, granted Pinna Tevar some houses in a Konar (a pastoral subcaste)area as well as the right to collect from them fees in kind (ca ...
  • Land deeds issued by Gandamanayakanur Zamin [1927-1938]

    File Ref: EAP314/2/1
    This file contains two land deeds given to Subburaj Kudumban's family by the Gandamanayakanur Zamindar. ...
  • Receipts of land tax paid to the Zamindar [1932-1940]

    File Ref: EAP314/2/2
    This file contains 7 land tax receipts for land given to Subburaj Kudumban's family by the Gandamanayakanur Zamindar. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Land deeds [1884-1920]

    File Ref: EAP314/6/1
    This file consists of 3 documents: 1 mortgage loan, 1 land purchase and 1 land inheritance. ...
  • Maintenance Pledge [1904]

    File Ref: EAP314/6/2
    This document is related to a divorce and address the maintenance to be given by the former husband to his first wife. ...
  • Mortgage Loan documents [1901-1914]

    File Ref: EAP314/7/1
    This file has 5 documents dealing with pledging the land for cash. ...
  • Copper plate transcription [1888]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/1
    This file has one handwritten document which is transcription from a copper plate which was not available. It describes how the three south Indian Kings (Chera, Chola, Pandya) did their Siva puja (ritual) and told the forefathers of the document holders to ...
  • Correspondence on customary issues [1894- 1943]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/2
    This file has 10 handwritten documents written to and by the Addenam regarding various issues related to his ritual status such as doing away with a curse, breaking the traditional ties which bind him to the local people, etc. ...
  • Deed issued by the Inam Commission [1862-1869]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/3
    This file has 8 Inam deeds given by the Inam commission of Madras to the Addenam. Inam land was government land rented out for a minimal sum and which could be acquired by the tenant at a later period again for a minimal price. ...
  • Miscellaneous Documents [1924-1978]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/4
    This file contains 6 miscellaneous documents ranging from school leaving certificate, thank you notice sent by the Addeenam for the villagers for their support them in a legal issue and invitation for the swearing of a new Addeenam. ...