Puli Thevar

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Puli Thevar
Palaiyakkarar of Nerkattumseval
Puli Thevar Statue in his Nerkattumseval Palace 2013-08-12 06-35.jpeg
Puli Thevar Statue in his Nerkattumseval Palace
Reign1 September 1715 – 16 October 1767
SuccessorBritish Rule
Diedaround 1767
Tamil Nadu
SpouseKayalkani Nachiyar
FatherChitraputra Thevar
MotherSivagnanam Nachiyar

Puli Thevar (Tamil: பூலித்தேவன், translit. Pūlittēvaṉ) was a Tamil Polygar who ruled Nerkattumseval, situated in the Sankarankoil taluk, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.[1][2] He is notable for being one of the earliest to oppose British rule in India.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Puli Thevar, who use the title Thevar, was born in the Maravar community in the Puli Nadu, a smaller region of the Pandya Nadu.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Muthiah, S. (2008). Madras, Chennai: A 400-year Record of the First City of Modern India. Palaniappa Brothers. ISBN 9788183794688.
  2. ^ Session, South Indian History Congress (2007). The South Indian Rebellions: Before and After 1800. Palaniappa Brothers. ISBN 9788183795005.
  3. ^ Patmanāpan̲, Rā A. (1977). V. O. Chidambaram Pillai. National Book Trust, India. p. 12.
  4. ^ Natesan, G. A. (1959). The Indian Review. G.A. Natesan & Company. p. 287.
  5. ^ Dept, Madras (India : State) Police (1959). The History of the Madras police: centenary 1859-1959. Inspector General of Police. p. 213.