Pattom Lands in Travancore – A Study

Raichel C Raj


              Travancore lies at the southern end of the Indian Peninsula between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. Most of the people of Travancore were agriculturists or ryots. It seems to suppose that the Jenmis took for themselves all land nearest to their dwellings and that the distant mountainous and jungle tracts were ownerless till the states grew up and acquired proprietary rights over them. The ruling chiefs must have been claimed these tracts as their own along with others acquired by them and granted them to the ryots for cultivation. This article “PATTOM LANDS IN TRAVANCORE - A STUDY” highlights the main characteristic feature of the pattom tenure

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