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NATIVE LIFE in TRAVANCORE
by

The REV. SAMUEL MATEER, F.L.S. 

Of the London Missionary Society


With commentary by


VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS
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COMMENTARY
The work 2
This book and other books 2
What is happening to pristine England? 2
A question mark on the fabricated history doled to Indian students      2
Travancore and Malabar 2
British Malabar 3
Geographical dividing line (Cordon sanitaire) & Muthappan worship 3
Anthropological demeanour 6
Landscape 6
Languages 6
The word ‘European’ 8
The term ‘Hindu’ 10
A definition of pro-Christian book 11
The wider aspects 17
Nairs 17
Aryan 17
Sexual morality and marriage 26
The real Social Reformers 52
Corruption 53
Summing up 54


 

Native Life in Travancore

PREFACE 
1.   THE COUNTRY— DESCRIPTIVE
2. THE PEOPLE AND THEIR CLASSIFICATION
3.   THE PULAYARS 
4.   VEDAR 
5.   KURAVARS
6.   THE HILL TRIBES
7.   PARIAHS 
8.   ILAVARS 
9.   SHANARS 
10.  POTTERS 
11.  PANDARAMS 
12.  MALAYALAM SUDRAS
13.  THE ROYAL FAMILY 
14.  NAMBURI BRAHMANS
15.  MUHAMMADANS
16.  THE SYRIAN CHRISTIANS
17.  NEPOTISM
18.  THE KUDUMI, OR HINDU TUFT OF HAIR
19.  FEMALE LIFE
20.  AGRICULTURE
21.  COFFEE CULTIVATION
22.  COTTON MANUFACTURE
23.  COCOANUT FIBRE AND MANUFACTURES
24.  BOATS AND FISHING
25.  INDIAN MUSIC
26.  MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
27.  DISTILLATION AND EXCISE
28.  POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CONDITION IN FORMER TIMES
29.  SLAVERY
30.  CHRISTIAN WORK AMONG THE SLAVE CASTES
31.  SERPENT WORSHIP
32.  HINDU CASTE AND POLLUTION
33.  RECENT MEASURES OF REFORM
34.  FURTHER REFORMS NEEDED
35.  HISTORY OF TRAVANCORE
36.  EDUCATED NATIVES
37.  MISSION WORK
38.  APPENDIX - INDIAN TUNES
39.  GLOSSARY

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