William Logan’s ‘Malabar Manual’
VED from VICTORIA INSTITUTIONS
Calculating the compensation
p. Indian army
The first part of the compensation has naturally to go to the kingdoms which were forcefully attached to the nations of Pakistan and India. And also to the people who were subjects therein. Naturally both Pakistan as well as India stands complicit in this piece of rascality.
The second part of the Compensation can be taken up on the huge infrastructure building done in the land.
Before going ahead on this route, let me take up the location of Malabar. It is a miniscule location when seen from a subcontinent perspective. This book, Malabar, deals with North Malabar and South Malabar. These two locations are socially disconnected locations. The people of the north view the southern sections as demeaned. What is the perspective from the other side is not known to me.
Inside each of these sections, there are numerous kingdoms, many small, and the others miniscule. They are all incessantly fighting against each other, via frequent plundering, and molesting raids.
Inside each king family, there are various mutinous groups who would be quite happy to decapitate the head of their king.
Then there is the Hindu (Brahmin) social leadership who hold a very powerful grip over a number of layers of human populations, by means of very terrible feudal languages.
Below the Brahmins are the various layers of the Ambalavasis, who might also be Hindus.
Below this comes the Nayars, who were in days of yore some kind of fake Sudras or something else. However, by submitting themselves fully to the Brahmin superiors, their bloodline became more or less totally Brahmin. It was their job to uphold the ‘respect’ of the Hindus and to keep down the lower populations by means of the powerful verbal codes in the feudal language. The language was something called Malayalam, but not the current-day Malayalam. The name Malayalam was usurped by the Travancore group as they took over some parts of the Malayalam of Malabar and mixed it up with their traditional language Tamil and inserted Sanskrit words in immensity. It has come to a state that the original language of Malabar had to be renamed as Malabari.
Each one of the lower castes themselves were brutal to those who came under each one of them.