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Veerapandiya Kattabomman – The Tiger of the Indian Resistance – Part 2 History & Culture 

Veerapandiya Kattabomman – The Tiger of the Indian Resistance – Part 2

In Part 1 of our tale, we discussed and became familiar with the political climate in Tamilnadu that led to British rule. From the Betrayal of Queen Meenkashi of the Madurai Naicker Dynasty by Chanda Sahib, to the takeover of Madurai and its 72 palayams or principalities by the Nawab of…

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Veerapandiya Kattabomman – The Tiger of the Indian Resistance – Part 1 History & Culture 

Veerapandiya Kattabomman – The Tiger of the Indian Resistance – Part 1

The famed Vijayanagara Empire had controlled most of Tamilnadu – aside from the British settlement in Madras – until around 1646. They fell for a host of reasons, not the least of which was their crippling defeat to the Deccan Sultanate around 80 years before. When the empire fell, their…

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Remembering Rani Veeramangai Velu Nachiyar History & Culture 

Remembering Rani Veeramangai Velu Nachiyar

Rani Veeramangai Velu Nachiyar was the queen of the Tamil kingdom of Shivagangai – today found in the Madurai Division of Tamil Nadu – from 1769 to 1790 CE, barring an 8-year gap from 1772 to 1780. The Rani is one of the few rulers of princely states to have…

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