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Beginning Paragraphs[edit]

I started to fix the beginning paragraphs but it needs much clean up. Can some one help in doing so...User Talk:Dewan357 A 3rd-century-BC rock inscription by emperor Asoka the Great attests to a Keralaputra.[1] Around 1 BC the region was ruled by the Chera Dynasty, which traded with the Greeks, Romans and Arabs. The Tamil Chera dynasty, Ays and the Pandyan Kingdom were the traditional rulers of Kerala whose patriarchal dynasties ruled until the 14th century AD. Pliny the Elder who visited Kerala in the first century AC reported in his book Natural History (Pliny) that the Northern Kerala was ruled by the Chera Kings while the southern Kerala was ruled by Pandyan Kingdom who had the capital at Nelcynda with port at Porakkad (Ambalapuzha).[2][3] The Dravidian Villavar tribe which established the Chera Kingdom were Patriarchal in descendency. Ay kings ruled southern Kerala. The Later Chera Kingdom otherwise called the Kulasekhara dynasty was founded by King Kulasekhara Alwar who is considered as a Vaishnavaite saint. After the repeated attacks of Rashtrakutas in the end of first millennium the northernmost portions of Kerala. Later Chera dynasty came to an end weakened by the Rashtrakuta and Chola invaders.

Feudal Namboothiri Brahmin and Nair city-states subsequently gained control of the region.[4] Kolla Varsham or Malayalam Era, which is assumed to have been established by King Udaya Marthanda Varma, King of Kollam, in 825 AD, serves as the official calendar of Kerala.[5] Early contact with Europeans gave way to struggles between colonial and native interests. Kerala state was created on 1 November 1956 via the States Reorganisation Act which merged the former state of Travancore-Cochin, Malabar district of the former Madras State, and Kasaragod taluk of Dakshina Kannada.[6]


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  2. ^ "Ancient History Sourcebook: Pliny: Natural History 6.96-111. (On India)". 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  3. ^ "History of ancient geography - Google Books". Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  4. ^ "Early history of Kerala". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  5. ^ "officialwebsite of". Retrieved 2009-07-30. 
  6. ^ "The land that arose from the sea". The Hindu. Retrieved 2009-07-30. 


please fix the map.. thanks

Central Travancore[edit]


If my knowledge is correct Koothattukulam was once a part of the Kottayam district. So it also comes under Central Travancore right?

Muvattupuzha, Thodupuzha, Kothamangalam[edit]

I guess these places are also considered as a part of Central Travancore rather than Northern Travancore. In fact the term Northern Travancore is never been used anywhere. May be for places like Aluva and Angamaly it might suite.

At present Central Travancore refers to places in Central districts of Kerala which belonged to the erstwhile Travancore Kingdom. Hence Muvattupuzha, Thodupuzha, Kothamangalam etc. are a part of Central Travancore.


Kerala HDI is given in India Human Development Report 2011[1] as .790. The sidebar says HDI is .94 and it provides a dead link to the same report. I couldn't find any other official report that mentioned a higher HDI either by GOI or UN. There were news article but nothing official. I am changing it to .790 which is still High.


Pronunciation of word Kerala given wrong in IPA[edit]

Kerala is pronounced as kEraLa, with a long 'e' [e:] not [ɛ] and 'l' as a retroflex [ɭ]

So the correct IPA representation should be (/ˈkrə[unsupported input]ə/) and not (/ˈkɛrələ/).

I would like to know if anybody has any objections to correcting it. rams81 (talk) 18:48, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

What is a retroflex 'l'? The symbol that you used for it is not recognized. As for the long 'e', what is recommended at Help:IPA for English seems to be 'ɪər', from the column for vowels followed by 'r'. Dhtwiki (talk) 23:34, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
This is the one I mentioned-> Retroflex_lateral_approximantRepresented by a ⟨ള⟩. ळ in Devanagari script. rams81 (talk) 15:28, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
From that page you get this example where the first 'l' in 'malayali' seems to be pronounced with a 'y' sound, as 'll' would be in Spanish. But in this YouTube video 'Kerala' is pronounced with a normal 'l' sound, as well as the 'e' being not long. If the latter is a correct pronunciation of the state name, then what we have now as IPA pronunciation shouldn't be too far off. Dhtwiki (talk) 20:44, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 8 May 2015[edit]

As this article is about a popular state of India. It faces alot of vandalism. So, The page must be semi-protected as thus incedents doesn't happen on this articke anymore.

Roshan014Talk 12:10, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Padlock-dash2.svg Not done: requests for increases to the page protection level should be made at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection. Cannolis (talk) 12:47, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Kerala/GA2. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Royroydeb (talk · contribs) 05:56, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

  • state capital - state should be removed otherwise it appears it also has another capital
    • Dobe.
  • the map shown doesnt has Telengana
  • the infobox density shows one km square and another sq mile. Both should be in the same square. I mean it should be mile square or sq km
    • Not done- It is auto generated and both are used in numerous FAs (like India) — Yash! (Y) 13:36, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  • the dash in 2011 estimate is unnecessary
    • Dobe.
  • link homicide
    • Dobe.
  • Two thousand years ago - unaccapted word
    • Done.
  • who is ralston marr?
    • Dobe- removed
  • Parasurama myth is more a brahmin creation to subdue the indigenous dravidian population. - Clarification needed
  • What is the ancient religious section doing in etymology?
    • Dobe.
  • It is still unclear when the term Kerala came into common use.RRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 08:24, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for taking this up Royroydeb. I am afraid I won't be able to spare some time before Wednesday since I have my practical exams. My apologies for the delay in responding. — Yash! (Y) 18:07, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
I will wait. RRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 06:25, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
  • The studies suggest possible relationship with Indus Valley Civilization.. What relationship? Trade? Ally?
  • Scholars hold that Keralaputra - it is a word to watch out for, not accepted
  • Why did the Jews come to Kerala? Information is given aubout other groups motive of coming to the state.
  • ... position of pre-eminence in Kerala. - Unsourced
  • Buddhism and Jainism disappeared from the land. - How?

RRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 05:24, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Currently I will fail this nomination. After going through the entire article I find, there is problem with the prose, so I would prefer you reqest a copyedit of the article at WP:GOCER. So the article, does not pass (or barely pass) the no 1 criteria. However the main problem is with referencing. There are many links where there are no accessdate/ date or both, and dead links are - 157, 159, 172, 181, 254, 356, 407, 408, 414. Subscription is required for the 48 and 306 link. (You can see them here) There are many citation needed tags, the table in religion needs to have inline citations, instead of general one. There are huge unreferenced informations in the culture section. The ref no 2 opens to the census of India website, not to the required page for the population of Kerala. The article does not pass the criteria 2. RRD13 দেবজ্যোতি (talk) 06:29, 14 May 2015 (UTC)