Nair dynasty

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A number of Nair dynasties existed in present day Kerala state, South India in the Late Middle Ages. These Hindu dynasties ruled tiny city states called "nadus" and were in frequent warfare with each other.[1][2] Though served as a powerful militia and hereditary governors under the Later Chera rule in Kerala, the independent Nair kingdoms emerged only in 12th century, after the fall of Mahodayapuram in the hands of Later Cholas. They are one of the archaic[disambiguation needed] dynasty in civilization and the only archaic community which is still hailing and existing with its most ancient inheritance, customs, usages, practices, and serpent worship.[3] Nair clan is well known as supreme at endurance, rage, jurisprudence, special status to women, and expertise of weaponry.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ State Editor (1986). Kerala State Gazetteer, Volume 2, Part 1. Kerala Gazetteer. p. 22. 
  2. ^ Edith Jemima Simcox. Premitive Civilizations or - Outlines of the History of Ownership In Archaic Communities, Volume 1. p. 548. 
  3. ^ Edith Jemima Simcox. Premitive Civilizations or - Outlines of the History of Ownership In Archaic Communities, Volume 1. p. 485. The Nairs of north Kerala share a common ancestry with the Tulu Bunts of South Karnataka.Both the communities follow the matrilineal system.
  4. ^ Edith Jemima Simcox. Premitive Civilizations or - Outlines of the History of Ownership In Archaic Communities, Volume 1. p. 211. 
  5. ^ Edith Jemima Simcox. Premitive Civilizations or - Outlines of the History of Ownership In Archaic Communities, Volume 1. p. 457. 
  6. ^ Edith Jemima Simcox. Premitive Civilizations or - Outlines of the History of Ownership In Archaic Communities, Volume 1. p. 563.