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A contrasting story of Brahmin migrationPalakkad Iyers and Mysore Iyengars had fluctuating fortunes, says study


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While “Palakkad Iyers” had to face the vicissitudes of history until their absorption in modern times into mainstream Kerala society, adaptation of the “Tamil Iyengar” families from Srirangam—“invited” to the erstwhile princely State of Mysore when
the Wodeyars consolidated their kingdom — with the local community was smoother, said Dr Lakshman Singh, Bharathiyar University’s former head of sociology department, who presented his findings on the communities at the sociological session of the WCTC.

They (the “Iyers”) in good numbers migrated possibly from the early part of the 18th century to Palakkad in Kerala and set up “agraharams” there under encouragement by the local “Nair chieftains,” Dr Singh said.

he Nair chieftains had a reason to welcome them to Palakkad, as the dominant land-owning “Namboodhri Brahmins” there refused to “cooperate in the coronation of Nair chieftains on the ascendant then,” Dr Singh said.

The Wodeyar Kings of Mysore ,too, facing “resistance to their coronation” from the local Brahmins at one time, encouraged a group of “Tamil Brahmins” from the Vaishnavite bastion of Srirangam, to migrate to Mysore.

Nonetheless, the “Mysore Iyengars” did not face the same level of hostility as the “Palakkad Iyers,” as the political transition of the erstwhile princely state of Mysore to British control and then into independent India was relatively smooth, Dr Singh added.

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