Nair Service Society

In the Travancore State Namboodiris and non-Malayali Brahmans occupied privileged positions in the State administration, with the Namboodiris enjoying big tax-free jemi estates. A number of modern Malayali novels attacked the Brahman domination and the exploitative and humiliating customs perpetrated by them on the Nairs.

Among such customs, for example, was the insistence by the upper castes t…

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