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Tharakan may refer to:


  • Tharakan (title), an honorific hereditary title for prominent Saint Thomas Christian families in Kerala, India
  • Tharakan (Hindu caste), a Hindu caste from the Palakkad district of Kerala, India


  • Thachil Matthoo Tharakan (1741–1814), influential Syrian Christian leader, minister, trader and exporter who played a major role in the history of erstwhile Travancore and Cochin kingdoms of modern-day Kerala, India
  • Puthencavu Mathan Tharakan (1903 - 1993), Malayalam poet who earned the title Mahakavi
  • K. M. Tharakan (1930–2003), critic, novelist, litterateur and educationalist from Kerala, India
  • Hormis Tharakan, Indian Police Service officer from Kerala who was the chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) of India during 2005–2007

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