Tharakan

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Tharakan (Malayalam: തരകന്‍ ) is an honorific title given to affluent Saint Thomas Christian families for their sincerity, truth and honesty towards the Maharaja of Travancore namely Dharma Raja.

Etymology[edit]

The word Tharakan literally means the holder of document of Raja. They are so called because they were the recipients of Tharaku or writ of social previlege.[1]

Notable personalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India, 1961, Volume 7" P. 21