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En Ur En Makkal - English Version: History of Mettupatti Village by Mr. Roosevelt, Tiruchirappalli

En Ur En Makkal - English Version: History of Mettupatti Village by Mr. Roosevelt, Tiruchirappalli

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This document explained about the unrevealed matters and great personalities of a village called Mettupatti near Lalgudi in Tiruchirappalli district. It is written by the native villager.
This document explained about the unrevealed matters and great personalities of a village called Mettupatti near Lalgudi in Tiruchirappalli district. It is written by the native villager.

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VIGNETTE
VIGNETTE

VIGNETTE
VIGNETTE
VIGNETTE
OF A
OF A

OF A
OF A
OF A
VILLAGE
VILLAGE

VILLAGE
VILLAGE
VILLAGE

Y. Roosevelt, M.A., M.A., M.Phil., B.Ed., PGDPM.

B.T. Asst. in History
Fort Bishop Heber Hr. Sec. School,
West Bouleward Road,
Trichy - 620 002.

I

Name of the Book:VIGNETTE OF A VILLAGE

Author

:Y. ROOSEVELT

Mobile

:9962227274

E-mail

:roosevelt04@gmail.com

Tamil Version

:http://www.scribd.com/doc/74388527

Edition

:First Edition - 2011

No. of Pages

:117

No. of Copies

:500

Price

: Rs. 150/-

Published by
United Village Development Association
Mettupatti, Lalgudi.

Typesetting & Printed at
Lax Master Prints, Trichy

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ettupatti

IV

FOREWORD

On going through the vignette of the village

Mettupatti, I was transported to a state of ecstasy which is

inexplicable in so many words. I feel like offering a bouquet

to Mr. Roosevelt, the author of the vignette, for having

gathered so many facts about the village and for having

clothed them with his own inimitable style. After reading

this unrevealed history of Mettupatti, the people, Students

and Children of the nondescript village Mettupatti will

doubtless hold their heads aloft in pride. The author has

strained himself so much to place the little village he

belongs to in limelight.

I am sure that the denizens of Mettupatti will

remain with utmost gratitude to the author for having

brought irressitable charm to the village.

Naturally all the book-lovers will expect from the

author much more than this. Finally it is crystal clear that

the author Mr. Roosevelt is greater than this achievement.

I wish him all success in life.

P. THIRUGNANASAMMANTHAM,

Headmaster (Retd.)
U.D.V. Higher Secondary School,
Tiruchirappalli-2.

V

M.A.B.T.,

“My Village My People” is much like a histroy book of
the days of old of our beloved Mettupatti. It takes us back in
time to the first days of what we now call our home. This book
contains a brief yet descriptive summary of how this village
was developed, from its first days to its present days.
It incorporates the tradition created and the culture still
carried on and to be channeled to future generations.

A village is not built by itself but a group of people
with a common cause. We know Mettupatti as our
village, our love, our one and only but more importantly,
Mettupatti is where we live, we have connections with this
place, with the people, with the animals and with the land.
We are one when one suffers, we all suffer, when we
celebrates, we all celebrate. So let us take a tripdown memory
lane to the memories we made, to our ancestors, to our
families of today, to the things that make this village what it
is now. Let us lead about Mettupatti. After all, there is no
place like home.

FOREWORD

Anisha Serene

ANISHA SERENE AMBROSE
3706, N. Autrey
CT., Missourrie,
Texas, USA.

VI

I want to take an opportunity to thank Mr.

Roosevelt the author.

To me, Mettupatti is my house

The people of Mettupatti is my people and

I love them and I am very proud, even though
I am not a Tamilian. I really very proud to be in
Mettupatti and also I just want to say thank you
Roosevelt even though I dont deserve it.

FOREWORD

Mrs. LEELA SESHANATHAN
M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre
U.S.A.

VII

Without a dedication, a thoughtful provision

there is no way in which I, a teacher of a busy city

could have ever written this book. I wish to

acknowledge the help of well-wishers, supporters,

for their valuable guidance and assistance. More

over the encouraging words of few people, who not

only assist but also appreciate the committment for

this successful accomplishment.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

VIII

INDEX

Page No.

1.

History of the Hamlet

1

2.

The Fort - Kottaimedu

11

3.

Coleroon Mission

15

4.

The Rise of Christianity in Mettupatti
Church of South India

17

5.

Tamil Evangelical Lutheran Church

29

6.

The New year’s Day Bajan

33

7.

My Village My People

37

8.

Hobbies

47

9.

Inspiring Personalities

51

10.

The Best Forgotten Personality

65

11.

Advocate Became Adventist

69

12..

An Outstanding Personality

71

13.

Lakes Around the Village

75

14.

Picnic Spots and Historical Places

77

15.

Youngsters Volley Ball Club

87

16.

Friends Kabaddi Club

91

17.

144

93

18.

The Advent of Guns

95

19.

Spiritual Renaissance

97

20.

A Black day

99

21.

A Brigand

101

22.

Birds in and Around Mettupatti

103

23.

River and Reminiscence

107

IX

X

India is a wonderful country in this beautifull
world. GOD created earth and sky mountain and occean
trees and birds, rivers and crops everything. He made
for human. Thus India that “flows milk and honey” has
got every wealth like other countries in the world.
Among the Indian states Tamilnadu has a unique
qualities in culture, traditions etc., In Tamilnadu state
there are 32 districts at present. One of them is
Trichirappalli, which has historical background in every
step in its growth. In the district 6 taluks are now. One
among them is Lalgudi. In Lalgudi taluk there is a
village known as ‘Mettupatti’. This is an educated village
consists of 500 families of christians in majority, Kallas
and also other castes people. This village has a unique
historical background from the name to nativity.

It is completely surounded by fertile lands and
enveloped by cocount trees and Tamarind trees. In the
south there is a river called ‘Koozhai Aru’ and in the
north twin canals. Between the two water ways the
settlement of the people of this village made in the days
of immemorial. I want to make a political history of
Mettupatti village and its neighbourhood villages and
the origin of their names. As the great poetess Avvaiyar
tersely put “g§_ÈV ∆Ú¬ Ôwz √Vµ”
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(A place without a
river is a dreary waste”). It ensures good water supply
for the people and the lands. Thus our village has all
the excellent qualities what the Tamil Literature
emphasised in the ancient period political history of
Thiruthavathurai.

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