Volume : VII, Issue : XI, November - 2018

EVOLUTION OF KAVAL SYSTEM IN TRAVANCORE

Miss. T. Selvi

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The aim of this paper is to highlight the evolution of kaval system in Travancore. Travancore was an independent kingdom ruled by the Maharajas during the British period. Later on this kingdom was merged with the modern Kerala State. The word Kaval means watch. It was an institution, roughly corresponding to the police of the modern times. This was the primary function of a Marava in the province of Travancore. There were two types of Kaval. The Sthalam Kaval meaning the ‘Village watch’ and the Desa Kaval  means the ‘Country watch’. The Marava village leader was their chief. His office was hereditary. The Kaval Chief divided the village into several divisions and allotted them to the families of the Kavalkaras. The area of operation of the Kavalkaras could be changed, if the chief desired it.

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EVOLUTION OF KAVAL SYSTEM IN TRAVANCORE , Miss.T.Selvi , PARIPEX-INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-11 | November-2018


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