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[A collection of pamphlets and extracts on the Tinnevelly district of South India

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A collection of scarce pamphlets including 2 not found on COPAC.

After acquiring Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadhu from the Nawab of Arcot in 1801, the British anglicised its name to 'Tinnevelly.' The present collection of pamphlets provides an important record of the area in addition to historical materials concerning the Polygar War.



1-Some Account of the Panjalamcourchy Polegar (...). Compiled from the Records of Government by Rev. J.F. Kearns. 1873. (with annotations). [With] Papers and Correspondance relative to the Late Expedition against the Refractory Polegars in the Tinnevelly Country. 1799. Edited by Rev. J. F. Kearns. 141 pages. (COPAC records Oxford only).

2 - The Panjalumcourchy Epic of Namasivayam, by Rev. J. F. Kearns. 14 pages. (COPAC records Oxford only).

3 - Kalyan'a Shat'anku or the Marriage Ceremonies of the Hindus of South India, by the Rev. J. F. Kearns. 86 pages. (inscription on Title page). (COPAC records SOAS, BL, and Oxford only).

4 - Remarks on the Revenue Settlement of the Madras Presidency, by A. T. Arundel, M.C.S. 26 pages. (inscription on Title page). (No copies found on COPAC).

5 - A Catechism on the Duties of Village Officers and on the Revenue System of the District of Tinnevelly. 1873. 50 pages. (No copies found on COPAC).

6- Atma Boda Prakasika. 1867. 44 pages. (COPAC records BL, Oxford, and Trinity Dublin only).

7- The Tribes of South India; A Sketch of their History, Religion, Customs, by Rev. J. F. Kearns. 88 pages. Watts, London, n.d. author's presentation inscription on Title page. (COPAC records 2 editions, Madras and London, BL copies of each only).

8 - Lectures on the Tinnevelly Missions, by the Rev. R. Caldwell, LL.D. 1857. 134 pages. (COPAC records 5 copies).

bound after the following extracts:
A-Chronicles of Southern India by James Boyle, 50 pages. (with annotations).
B-Elementary Education in Madras, 12 pages.
C-Education in Madras, 32 pages. (inscription on Title page).
D-Taken from the Asiatick...', Calcutta, 1785. 26 pages. (manuscript copy).


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