Nayanar (Nair subcaste)
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|Classification||Aristocracy, Feudatory, Landlord|
|Populated States||Kasaragod, Kannur|
|Subdivisions||Nambiar, Samanta Kshatriya|
Nayanar is an honorific title used among certain clans of Nairs in the North Malabar region of Kerala. Men of these clans were mainly chiefs of fiefdoms, and formed the aristocracy and landed gentry of the area.
Main article: Nair
Position in society
- Census of India, 1901, Volume 1 By India. Census Commissioner p.131
- 1. Organized Struggles of Malabar Peasantry, 1934-1940 Prakash Karat Social Scientist, Vol. 5, No. 8 (Mar., 1977), pp. 3-17