Polygars

Some articles on polygars, polygar:

Surandai - Polygar Rule and The Revolts
... increasingly independent of Madurai during the time of troubles that began in 1732, the Marava polygars of the province openly defied the Dalavay’s authority and stopped paying ... Polygar Kattari Velladurai was the leader of the defiant polygars from Vadagarai, Nerkattumseval ruled by Puli Thevar and Sivagiri ... in 1754-1762 but abandoned the cause before the polygars’ final defeat in 1762 ...
Palaiyakkarar - Rebellions Against British
... Nawab, who was the new overlord of the Polygars ... The Carnatic Nawab’s tax collection efforts often ended in small wars with the polygars, who refused to recogonise his authority and considered him as a usurper ... Mohammed Yusuf Khan, and was backed with troops from the British and Carnatic Nawab to bring the Polygars into control ...
Puli Thevar's Struggle-quoted From Caldwell's History of Tirunelveli
... annexed the kingdom of Madura in Western Tamil Nadu, but the Polygars or Lords of Madura Kingdom were in no mood to compromise with Nawab ... The Polygars refused to pay taxes and pay homage to Nawab ... As mentioned before, Polygars viewed Nawab as a usurper who deposed the rightful dynasty of Madura Kingdom ...
Puli Devar - Puli Thevar's Struggle-quoted From Caldwell's History of Tirunelveli
... Ali, Nawab of Arcot annexed the kingdom of Madura in Western Tamil Nadu, but the Polygars or Lords of Madura Kingdom were in no mood to compromise with Nawab ... The Polygars refused to pay taxes and pay homage to Nawab ... As mentioned before, Polygars viewed Nawab as a usurper who deposed the rightful dynasty of Madura Kingdom ...
Puli Thevar's Struggle-quoted From Caldwell's History of Tirunelveli - Retreat of Mahfuz Khan, 1756
... Thevar used his influence among Western Polygars to become leader of the Polygar council ... persuasion was so great that even the strongest Polygars obeyed him and sent troops whenever he demanded ... He then turned his attention to the Eastern Polygars, led by Kattabomman ...