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  • ajit nair November 22, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    nice article thank you sir for reminding us

  • Unnikrishnan Mullassery November 24, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    It makes one proud to be related to this great "tharavad" which has produced some of the mercurial personalities as mentioned above.We,the present generation should draw inspiration and pass it on to the next for enriching our inner self to serve the world around!
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  • Private User November 27, 2012 at 6:28 AM

    There has been a Controversy on the Matrilineal and Patrilinial Systems. Former one is succession through female whereas, the latter one through male disentants. Scientifically, A cell has DNA and RNA. Baby gets RNA from Mother only. RNA has Messenger RNA that carry command from Nucleus to parts of the Cell. This Courage may be Matrilineal Trait., that Aunt Kuttymalu Amma and Capt. Lakshmi shared. Legally it is Patrilineal for Nairs now. When the doctrine of Lapse was in force, Maharani was yet to deliver, the Officer in charge of Southern zone gave a diclaration that Rani delivered a boy, and threatened Padmanabhaswamy that if it would be a girl, he gets a seveire punishment, and leave only after distroying Padmanabhaswamy Temply. A boy was born, and the British Xtian by faith Lord offered Lakshadeepam as Tribute to the God. This is discribed by Kottarathil Sankunni in Aythihyamala as "Sayppinte swami Bhakthi". Many occations, Travancore had no female progeny, and Adopt princesses from surrounding, middle income royal families (Aswathy thirunal Adopted less than a couple of decades back) as a Citizen of India. I prefer Patrilineal System for those born after the inception by Sri Antony, the then Chief Minister of Kerala.

  • Sharon Lee Doubell November 27, 2012 at 7:08 AM

    Impressive legacy


Palghat, British India, Malabar District (Madras Presidency)


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