Anthikad

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Anthikad
village
Anthikad is located in Kerala
Anthikad
Anthikad
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 10°27′29″N 76°07′35″E / 10.457940°N 76.1263700°E / 10.457940; 76.1263700Coordinates: 10°27′29″N 76°07′35″E / 10.457940°N 76.1263700°E / 10.457940; 76.1263700
Country  India
State Kerala
District Thrissur
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,051
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 680641
Telephone code 263
Vehicle registration KL-08
Nearest city Thrissur
Lok Sabha constituency Thrissur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nattika

Anthikad is a village in Thrissur district in the state of Kerala, India.It is in Thrissur Thaluk,Nattika constituency and Anthikad Block.Manalur and Thanyam are the nearest panjayaths. Anthikad is famous for toddy production and paddy fields.Anthikad won`Nelkathir' award for best paddy cultivation in kelara in 2008[1]

History[edit]

Anthikad is known as Moscow of kerala.

Kola Muri Samaram[edit]

It held an important position in shaping the political and the social perspectives of Kerala.The toddy tappers were organised by communists who were hiding from the police to avoid arrest for their role in freedom movement. Com. George Chadayanmuri,who working underground (evading arrest as per instruction of communist party) took pains to talk to the toddy tappers and bring them under the umbrella of a union.

The Communists converted the toddy tappers from slaves of brutal contractors to modern day human beings and these workers became the leaders of the society. The farmers, teachers and other people accepted the leadership of toddy tappers and together they took part in the freedom struggle and also fought for upliftment of lives.Comrade(Late) Chathu Master, K.R. Kelu, K.G. Kelan, K.S. Chathu Kutty, N.C. Shankaran, K.S. Kittunni, M.R.Shankaran kodapully, and many others who were several times arrested, jailed and tortured for their crimes of organising workers against contractors.Today's Revenue Minister Mr. K.P. Rajendran is son of a leader of toddy tappers who himself was once made a minister. He, late Mr. K.P. Prabhakaran is the product of the agitations toddy workers led relentlessly during the pre-and-post independence period.

The height of the Toddy Tappers agitation is remembered as 'Kola Muri Samaram'. There were several tappers who did not want to take risk and join the struggle. These people united under the banner of Congress Party and their trade union. This rival union activists acted as agents of the Contractors and the Police. When the agitating communists decided to go on an indefinite strike, the Contractors were hurt by the financial losses in business they suffered. At that time, the opposing union members decided to manufacture more toddy and supplement to the loss suffered due to the non-working agitators.

It was then, the strikers decided to cut the flower-buds of coconut trees from which the agents of the contractors were producing toddy. During night time, simultaneously at several places the flower-buds of their trees were cut off. This was later called 'Kola Muri Samaram'.

Very cruel suppression with all the forces of Police and Govt. Administration supported by Courts of Law followed. House searches, illegal custodies, lock up tortures of all kinds and forms, jailing, atrocities on women - everything the government and the Contractors tried to defeat the strikers failed. Finally, they had to call the Communist leaders for negotiation.

Famous Personalities[edit]

K.P.Prabakaran

K.P.Rajendran

V. M. Sudheeran

V.S. Sunil Kumar MLA

Sathyan Anthikad

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Anthikad had a population of 9051 with 4204 males and 4847 females.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-10.