Unknown Facts of the Maramon Convention from the State Archives of Kerala

This historical article (free pdf) written in Malayalam gives hitherto unknown facts about the Maramon Convention held on the banks of the River Pamba organized by the Mar Thoma Syrian Church.

It is the result of more than 10 years of research done by Mr. Sreerenganathan K.P. of Aranmula from sources in the State Archives of Kerala (Archives of the Kingdom of Travancore) in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

The article gives clear details of hitherto unknown facts about the Maramon Convention plot in Maramon. It tries to answer questions such as:

  1. Who is the owner of the convention plot on the banks of the River Pamba?
  2. What is the right/authority of the Mar Thoma Evangelistic Association (MTEA) over the convention plot?
  3. Is the MTEA paying any tax or rent for this plot?
  4. What are the details of the petition dated 13 April 1914 filed by Most Reverend Titus Mar Thoma II against the paddy farmers of Edasserima, Kidagannoor, Poovathoor, Mallapuzhassery Nellikkal and Koipuram?
  5. What are the details of the first Land Survey done in Travancore in 1816?
    …and many other interesting facts about the Maramon Convention. It also gives the details of social life in and around Aranmula and Maramon during the early years of the convention.

The author of the article is Sreerenganathan K. P. an activist, artist, photographer and a keen historian who has published a book in 2018 on the history of Aranmula titled – ‘Aranmula Ithithyavum Charithrasathyangalum’ ISBN: 9729323510942

The Nalloor Library sincerely thanks him for allowing us to publish this article on our website [2020].

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