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Title:
SOCIO - POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF VELLALARS IN RAMNAD REGION IN 18TH CENTURY

Authors:
Dr. S. Saravanan

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Dr. S. Saravanan
Assistant Professor of History, R. D. Govt Arts College, Sivagangai - 630 561, Tamilnadu

MLA 8
Saravanan, Dr. S. "SOCIO - POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF VELLALARS IN RAMNAD REGION IN 18TH CENTURY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 9, Sept. 2018, pp. 4967-4970, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=345. Accessed Sept. 2018.
APA
Saravanan, D. (2018, September). SOCIO - POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF VELLALARS IN RAMNAD REGION IN 18TH CENTURY. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(9), 4967-4970. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=345
Chicago
Saravanan, Dr. S. "SOCIO - POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS OF VELLALARS IN RAMNAD REGION IN 18TH CENTURY." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 9 (September 2018), 4967-4970. Accessed September, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=345.

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Abstract:
Ramnad region was related to epic Ramayana. Rameshwaram was one of the most pilgrims centres of Hindus, Rameshwaram was situated at Ramnad region. In the18th century. Ramnad region was ruled by Sethupathi rulers. In this period various communities of people seemed to have lived in this region. Brahmin and Vellalar communities were mostly dominant these regions. The main occupation of the Vellalars was agriculture so most of the Vellalars were farmers on the basic of caste. They strongly represented the caste in each Tamil district. Some of the Vellalars played a vital role in the administrative system of the Ramnad kingdom. They did not have agriculture as their occupation but served as pradanis (Chief Minister) Administrator, Revenue Accountants, merchants and Courpoets of Sethunadu too. Thus the main attempt is to find out how the 18th Century Vellalar communities mostly contributed to the Social and Political changes in Ramnad region.