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THE SAAGA OF NALAPAT- THE SUBALTERN HISTORY OF INDIA THROUGH ITS PEOPLE’S CHRONOLOGY Dr Suvarna Nalapat
Study of history is not a journey to the dead past. But a way to understand and live in the present. Archeologists dig the earth to get evidences.Historians into the everyday elements of society to find the roots. Each person, each house, each artifact, each village has its own history which fits in well into the history of its nation and to the world .The history of a house is the history of people who constructed it and of people who lived in it.A keen eye only can see the past signs in everything.In a village extending about 10-20 miles,you traverse only that much in your search on the surface of earth (space) but more than a thousand years (time) within a one hour drive is unfolded . How did our ancestors live? What did they think? How they behave in a particular situation? How they solved problems of day to day existence? With these questions and answers to them, we are not measuring them but also our own quality and success in social adjustment. I had always been a very curious child. I used to ask my mother about her ancestors. And my father about his. The family trees I drew from these two sources at a very early age was the first chronology I found out,in my schooling years. It made sense, because it gave me a purpose to study the chronology of ancient kings and sages given in historical and puranic texts.I instinctively knew that the curiosity in me was shared by those people also. Curiosities can lead to discoveries is the second lesson which came a little later. There are different philosophies of history. The cyclical periodicity of history repeating itself, the providential school of ebb and flow as good and evil by karma determined by God, progressive school of continuous progress, and the postmodernist philosophy of creating history not discovering it, by the process of looking for it. Then there are social historians, cultural historians, intellectual historians , political historians, diplomatic historians economic historians , science historians , environmental historians , womens issue historians and so forth, depending upon the area people select .The study of Nalapat saga offers all these perspectives in nutshell is what I found out , in my sojourn. It starts from a family history and encompass all these in its progress. Primary sources of evidences 1.Information on chronology from three different individuals of the three branches of Nalapat 2.newspaper accounts 3Notebooks and diaries
2 4.books authored by the members and about them by others 5 letters 6 minutes of meetings, speeches 7.works of people who had first hand evidence of events 8 official statements of established organizations 9.photographs, films, audio-videos 10.artefacts made by people .
Secondary sources of evidence
Writings of people who were not participants of the events in question. But investigated primary evidence of it. Their published and unpublished works From the primary and secondary sources , interpreting and organizing evidences to make the meaning clear with convincing logical arguments is what history is about. Dates and a coherent dating scheme are essential to history as exact measurements are to physics. Herodotus gave dates of history 200 years prior to him, correctly. Beyond that he could not .My mother (informant 1) Nalapat Ammini Amma could give me dates from 1790 of our chronology ( 9 generations upto the present) and this had helped me a lot. She told me a curious thing which as a child I could not comprehend then, but as a doctor who has knowledge of genetic transfer ,I can comprehend now..She told me she has pure blood of kshathriya since four generations of Mooshakavansa fathers blood flow through her, but I don’t have it since my mother had not married from a royal family..Later on I found that in adoption of the Chola from Pallava dynasty the same rule was applied several centuries back. But how could these ancestors know a genetic transfer , accepted by modern geneticists, centuries before? My curiosity was raised and I plunged headlong into study of Indian history and Indology. I will start from the chronology of Nalapat (given by my mother ) and of Kaalipurayath (given by my father ) first. Kalipurayath saga is important because many of the Nalapat people (Punnayurkulam) of the present century have married from Kalipurayath.
There are three Nalapat branches as it is in South Kerala , one of them being a Christian convert saga existing from 1790 itself. The fourth one from the North, I have not explored.The saga to which I belong ,is the Punnayurkulam saga to which Nalapat Narayanamenon,Baalamani Amma,Madhavikutty also belong . The Nalapat saga started from Choornikkara near Alwaye and migrated to its present positions in course of time.In 1790 when Tipu sultan reached the Choorni river, a brother (Amma calls him Vishnu) with his two sisters escaped abandoning their more than 2000 year old ancestral property which stretched over the entire area .The elder sister was Kunchi and the younger was Lakshmi. Kunji was married and entrusted to Kanmanath Unni , a chieftain by the brother, and was requested to take the younger one Lakshmi with him and to give her in marriage to a suitable king or chieftain in due course. After entrusting the sisters in safe hands so that they will not be molested by the soldiers , the brother embraced Christianity ,because he didn’t want to go back in disgrace to Kochin Raja again, or to Zamorin who had given a nasty order disgracing his sisters ( the nair women, Zamorin had addressed as Pumschali in that order . in general).His was a political vendetta ,not a religious conversion. Probably a little opportunistic decision too, since in 1790 the Palghat and Chettuvaa forts and therefore the trade of these had gone to the British east India company from Indo-Arab hands. But, it is evident that the brother was very particular that the women of his race should be safe in the hands of someone who will not make the race a mixed race by Prathikoola marriage. Kunchi was given a residence and property at Kurumbathoor , near Chandanakkavu , Edakkulam and this property and house still exists with an ancient temple of Devi , close to the historical Melpathur Mana (of poet of Naaraayaneeyam). The younger sister Lakshmi was very beautiful and during a Maamanka festival at Thirunaavaaya , a king of the Thalappally kovilakam, Eliyanghat branch fell in love with her and married her. She was given property and a house in Punnayurkulam , in Thirutheekaatt (sreeagnivanam) and Lakshmi is the ancestress of the Punnayurkulam branch. PUNNAYURKULAM NALAPAT Thirutheekkaad SAAGA CHRONOLOGY (from
4 1790-2009) Matrilinear system of inheritance of family name.
Lalshmi + Eliyanghat Kandan Theva Sankaran Theva Raja
Kunji + Elyanghat Marumakan Raja
Kunji ‘s Children
Govindamenon+ Maraath kunji Amma Children 3 ( Krishnan,chinnu,un nimaya)Ammini,Ku ttan ,Parukutty Chinnu’s children. Ammu and Kochu Unnimaya’s children
Lakshmi kutty+ Kaattumadam Namboothiri 3 children Pary,Madhavi, Ammalu ( Only Madhavi married) Madhavi + Amayur Mannur Purushothaman Nambuthiri Child Nalapat Narayana Menon
Kunjikutty+ Punnathoor Kottayil Thamburan Child Ammukutty +Chiralayam Kunju Raja Child Kallianikutty alias Kochu Amma +Chittanjoor Valiya Kunjunni Raja 2 Children (Nalapat Balamani Amma and Ammini Amma )
For the entire Family Tree Visit www.Nalapat.com my personal website .
The male and female distribution in each generation is as follows:
Generation 4 Male lineage
Lakshmi+Eliyanghat Raja.Lakshmi was 10 yr old when she left Choornikkara in 1790.That is,born in 1780 Kunji+Eliyanghat Marumakan raja( born to Lakshmy while she was 20 yr old ,in 1800) 3.1Govindamenon +Maaraath kunjiyama 3.2 Lakshmikutty+Kaattumadam nambuthiri 3.3Kunjukutty+Punnathur kottayil thamburaan 3.1 had 3 children Krishnan,chinnu and unnimaaya 3.2 had 3 children Paaru,Maadhavi (born in 1867)and Ammaalu(only Madhavi married.Other two spinsters)Madhavi married Aamayur Mannor Purushothaman namboothiri 3.3 had only one girl Ammukutty married to Chiralayam Kunju raja. Chinnu’s children ammini,kuttan and parukutty Unnimayas children ammu and kochu Madhavi,s son Famous Nalapat Narayanamenon(born in 1887) who married Kalipurayath Madhaviamma ,and kaalipurayath Balamani amma (no children in both marriages) Ammukutty’s only girl child Kalianikutty alias Kochu married to Chittanjoor valiya Kunjunni raja and this line continued the geneology Kalliani kutty had two daughters 1.Balamani Amma (born 1909)the famous poet+Vadekkara Madhavan nair 2.Ammini amma (born 1911),my mother(informant of chronology)+Kalipurayath Karunakaramenon Balamani Ammas children .1.Dr Mohandas(born 1930)+Kalipurayath
7 krishnakumari 2.Kamaladas (born 1932)alias Madhavikutty /Kamalasurayya (famous poet and autobiographer/shortstory writer)+kalipurayath Madhavadas 3.Dr Shyam Sunder+Dr Vasantha(no children) 4.Dr sulochana+Unnikrishnan Nair Ammini Ammas children 1.Vasanthi +Kalipurayath Dr Venugopal 2.Dr Suvarna (born1946)+Dr Udayabhanu of Kariyattil 3.Narayanamenon+Sobha 4.Sudha+Vadekkara Aravindan 5.Asokan +Ramani Generation 8 11 Mohandas had 3 sons (Ajay(wife Indu),Madhavchandran-wife usha and Mohandas wife sandhya)and daughter Balamani (+Vinayan ) belonging to Kalipurayath ) Kamala had 3 sons Monu(wife lakshmi),Chinnan(wife Indu) and Shodu(wife devi) belonging to Nalapat Sulochana had one son(Arun+wife jyothi)and two girls Anuradha(husband Rajiv) and Anupama(husband sanjeev) Vasanthi had 2 sons (vinod and vijay .Name of their wives is same –Malini)and a daughter Vani (husband Krishnan) Suvarna’s son Abhilash(born 1972) married to Anamika Sudha’s daughter sushma married to Priyan Asokans two daughters sangheetha and saritha Narayanmenons two daughters parvathy and bharathy Generation 9 6 Taking only the female line Anuradha’s son Agney Anupama’s son Aditya Vani’s children Vasudev and Gayathri Sushma’s son Madhav alias Kannan
8 The male line Vinods children -unnikrishnan and Vidya Vijaya children- Nandagopal and Ammini Aruns son Ajay’s 2 children Madhavchandrans children vaishnavi and sidharth Mohandas (children 2 girls)
From the above: Total members for 219 years only 66 Nalapat matrilinear members 39 Children of Nalapat males/not belonging to the family name 27 Generation 9 has only one girl to continue the lineage .
I tried to locate the convert family .Amma could not tell me the whereabouts , except that Ammaaman (Nalapat Narayanamenon) had done some investigations in Choornikkara and found out the details .So I was at a loss.Then , once when I was traveling from Trichur to Ernakulam to give a lecture/demonstration on astronomy , on the national highway,towards my left,on roadside, I noticed a small shop with a insignificant board “Nalapat oil traders”at Koratty, and a nearby signboard on the road showed an arrow to a place Naalukettu.I suddenly remembered the mention in the dictionary of Herman Gundart that the word Nalapat means a naalukettu , with a central courtyard and houses on all four sides and it is a common name for the houses of Nairs and other classes of Kerala.Vadakkeppattu means there is building only on northern side , and Thekkeppaatu (housename of Sri M.T.Vasudevannair incidentally) means building only on the southern side and Kizhakkeppaattu with buildings only on eastern side, and Padinjareppaattu with building only on the western side. Hence Naalaapaat is a Karnataka Chouki, or a Vaasthu with buildings on all four sides of a central courtyard. The signboard to Nalukettu and a shop with the name Nalapat struck a harmonious chord and I asked my driver Johney to stop the car in front of the shop. When I entered an elderly man was sitting there .I asked him about his nalapat name. He was very reluctant at first, but then said that when the 100th year of Nalapat Narayanamenon was celebrated , media had approached him with the same question and he had evaded the question. Then I told him that I am from Nalapat family , not from any media. He was visibly relieved. He said , it seems we are from the same family, from the records in the church and the physical characteristics of the members. (What we call phenotype ).He said all are white and to the obese side like me.He said his brother knows more about it . I had to leave for the function and I left it like that. Then, in a newspaper , I had seen the photograph of a couple who committed suicide at Velankanni and below was written the name of the woman as Nalapat Reetha. I was surprised to see the resemblance
9 of her face with my cousin Madhavikutty and also of me and other members of the family.My cousin , Dr Shyam sunder also had noticed the news and the phenotypic resemblance. One day , Mr Nalapat Poulose , brother of Antony (the one in the shop) and son of Nalapat Ouseph called me and wanted to have a discussion with me. And he came to my house and gave me a chronology of the Nalapat as he knows from his side of the story. He told me that , males of the family are still vegetarians, and teetotalers, except the new generation who has started to eat meat and drink alcohol. He seemed very proud of his heritage from a aristocratic family.I had asked him to visit my mother and he did that promptly and had lunch with her .There were a few things which were common to the chronologies, though the two families had lost all connections for several years and the culture had changed visibly. 1.Punnayurkulam branch knows 9 generations while this convert branch gives 8 generations chronology. 2.Just as Punnayurkulam branch is called Nalapat Thirutheekaat branch ,this branch is called Nalapat Karayamparambil branch from the church records. 3.Karayamparambil is a place 15 km from Choornikkara and 5 kms from Koratty and therefore the total distance is only 20 kms from Choornikkara to Koratty and the male member who converted to Christianity did so ,after a short stay in Karayamparambu .Probably ,it is his son who converted to Christianity .That is why only 8 generations are given.
Differences were also there. 1.The chronology is patrilinear in the Christian one while it is matrilinear in the ancient one. 2.In the Nalapat matrilinear tradition children of a Nalapat male take the mothers family name only.Hence they are not Nalapat people. 3.The fertility index of the Christian patrilinear group is so much while that of the matrilinear one is very limited as an inbuilt population control. 4.My mother gave the names of all the male and female members in chronology ,though she said the male branch is not belonging to Nalapat.She didn’t discriminate between male and female.But surprisingly Mr poulose didn’t bother to give the names of at least one of his ancestress in the list while he took elaborate pains to give every male name.Probably an exception to the rule for him was one Dr Preethi (with an MBBS degree), ,the only female mentioned in the whole list.Probably it was because I am also a doctor and in the medical profession , he included her name .Otherwise the list is clearly antifemale.
10 I will try to give the chronology as given by him ,here.(Though it is very complicated because of the enormous number of members and their names in which it is more like the Kalipurayath geneology than Nalapat ) KORATTY NALAPAT Karayaamparambath SAAGA (8 generations ) Mr Poulose had given a detailed list of all the 7 generations upto him and leaves out the 8th (after him) to a great extant.In fact he has given me material which I can assess as three charts 1.Comparison of Christian and Hindu branch in relation to time. 2.Whole list of 7 generations 3.The current members active in social life.
Comparison of the two branches by Poulose Generation – From Christian 1.Kuria 1750 2.Kunjuvareed 1780 3.Kuria 2 1810 4.Chaakku 1840 5.Kuria 3 1870 6.Ouseph 1900 7.Augusty 1930 WHOLE LIST OF GENERATIONS 1.Kuria 1+2 2 Kunjuvareed 1 Chakku(mooppachan)1 And 7 girls 2+7 3.Kuria 2 and Pailo 1 2+5 4.Kuria’s son Chakku2 Pailos 5 sons Kunjuvareed 2 Pailo 2 Lona Chaakku 3 Devassy 6+12 Chakkus 3 sons Kuria 3,Augusty and kunjuvareed 3 Kunjuvareed 2’s son Thomas Paiolo 2’s sons Ouseph 1,Pailo 3,kunjuvareed 4 Lona ‘s son Kunjipailo
To 1850 1880 1910 1950 1980 2020 2040
Generation Hindu Punnayurkulam Nethyaarammamaar Daughter Daughter Madhaviamma Narayanamenon Our generation Our children
Generation 1 Generation 2 Chakku joined church and did not marry Generation 3 Generation 4
11 Devassy sons Kunjuvareed 5,pailo 4 and Ouseph 2 11+12 Kuria 3’s son Ouseph3 died Augusty’s sons Ouseph4,chakku4,Kochuvareed Kunjuvareed 4’s sons devassy ,chakku and Mathan(died) Pailo 4 s sons Ouseph 5,pailo 5,kunjuvareed 6 Kunjipailo sons Lona and kunjipailo 2 Kunjuvareed 5’s sons Devassy(joined church)Kunjipailo ,Thomas,Jacob Pailo 4’s sons Davis,Johnson,Jose,james,George(died) Ouseph 2’s son Devassikutty 24 males living 2 died+40 females total 66 (He has written Ouseph son Kochupailo ,Pailo sons Ouseph(Malabar)kunjuvareed and Devassy, Kunjuvareed sons Ouseph(Manjapra)and George(Malabar)after the total count .)
Ouseph died Ouseph sons Augusty(Alias Fr martin),Joseph and Poulose(Informant) Chakku sons Anthony (The one I met in the shop)and Poulose Kochuvareed sons Augusty and George Pailo sons Jose,Augusty,George ,Sebastian,Thomas Devassy sons Vargheese,Shaju,Siju Chakku sons Jojo,Pauli,sebi,Tommy,Joshi Kunjuvareed son Thomas Porinju devassy no children Pailo sons Thomas,Poly,Joy Ittiachan son Joseph(Father)Poulose,George,Sebastian Devassikutty sons Jose,Vargheese,Poulose,Louis ,Kurian Ouseph settled in Malabar Vaithiri Kochupailo sons Jose,polichan,Thomas Ouseph(to Malabar) Kochuvareed sons Poly and Thomas Devassy sons Jose and george Ouseph(To Manjapra) George (To vaithiri Malabar) Fr Devassy Kunjipailo sons George,Jose,Davis Thomas sons Tony,Johny Jacob sons Jeo ,Toji Davis sons Victor and Stephen(died) Johnson sons Polson and Jimmy Jose sons Paul,Johney,sebi,jojo James sons Paul,Joseph George died Devassykutty son Jose 50+158 total of 208 members
The people active in society in 2000 from Christian saga N.O.Poulose Dr preethi Advocate pauli Jacob N.I.Poulose Retired pharmacist and storekeeper Kerala Health service dept MBBS daughter of N.I.Poulose Bcom LLB Munsif Magistrate court Chalakkudy Bsc Engg Marketing manager Udyogamandal
13 N.K.George N.P.James N.A.George N.C.Poulose N.P.Joy Jimmmy Johnson N.K.Thomas. Bcom.Manager south Indian bank cochin Bsc,Bed Retired High school Head master Koratty. MSc PhD Lecturer BA.Air traffic controller Nedumbassery BCom CA failed,sales tax practitioner Chalakkudy MA,LLB.Personal officer Telephones dept Kanjikode,Palghat BSc Retd High school teacher .M.A.M.M.H.S.Koratty
The family at Kurumbathoor and Punnayurkulam were a joint family till the year 1883, when the only male member of Punnayurkulam saga Naalapat Narayanamenon became 16 yrs of age to look after the female members and their property. Till then the property was not divided.Krishnammama (son of NarayaniAmma ) was looking after the affairs of Punnayurkulam property, staying at Kurumbathur and visiting only during harvest seasons. Because of this , and because of the close relationship my grandmother, and my mother had with the members of the Kurumbathoor branch (which we still have) it was not difficult to get the information from that branch.Unniettan (Nalapat Chandrasekharamenon) gave me the information in writing on Feb 2004.The chronology he gave starts from NarayaniAmma ,contemporary of Lakshmikutty (grandmother of Nalapat Narayanamenon).The generation in between Kunji (first ancestress) and this lady is not known .Only 6 generations are given.And the fertility index and population control of the matrilinear system is evident here also.The similarities are more with the Punnayurkulam and the Kurumbathoor traditions of marriage and inheritance and population statistics.The 6th generation of Kurumbathoor is equivalent to the 9th generation of Punnayurkulam which will give us a rough idea of the chronology.Poulose , on the other hand, probably mistaking me to be the daughter of Nalapat Narayanamenon , has left out two generations. Nalapat Cherikkal branch at Kurumbathoor –Chandanakkavu 1.Narayani Amma 2Ravunni menon Krishnamenon Dr Madhavamenon Kalliani Amma 3.Kalliani Amma’s children Dr sankunni Menon Lakshmikutty Amma 4.Lakshmikutty Amma’s children Sarojini,Thankam,Kamalam, Dr Kesavamenon 1 1+3
3+4 Sarojini +Sukumar Thankam+Dr Vasudevan (son of Dr
14 Chandrasekharamenon(informant) Madhavamenon of second generation) Sreedharamenon Kamalam+Sukumaran Madhavamenon 5 Sarojini’s children Balakrishnan,Devi 4+3 and Usha Devi+Janardanan,Usha+Ramakrishnan Thankam’s children Geetha and Venu Radhika+Sanjay Kamalam’s children Murali and Radhika 6.Devi’s children Arjun and Aditya 2+2 Ushas children Sidharthan and Gayathri It is surprising that both in Kurumbathoor and Punnayurkulam branches to continue the matrilinear line there is only one girlchild each,and both are named after the Goddess Gayathri. A coincidence or an astronomical synchronicity, or may be the blessing of the Devi in disguise. Poulose has totally left out the female children from the list, (true to patrilinear system) while Unnietten has left out the children of the male members (true to matrilinear system), and my mother has given both, though she also follows a matrilinear system.
The patrilinear branch of Kurumbatoor was given by Sarojini Edathy and her daughter Devi ,and Mrs Lalitha Mohanachandran on 11.7.2009. Dr Madhavamenon Dr Sankunni menon Sons Rajasekharan ,Chandramouli And a daughter Kamala (late) Two sons Raveendranath and Vijay Shanker+Malini Ravendranath +Nalini -Son Rohith and daughter Sarada+Ramachandran(late)- one son Nandakumar(late) 1.Lalitha+Mohanachandran_Two daughters Lakshmi(Loughlian)and Madhavi(Gerard).Madhavi’s daughter Paulina. 2.Sreekumar+Ranjana_Two sons Sahil and Amol Krishnakumar+Shinju_Deepthy and Dhanush
1.Dr Kesavamenon +Sulochana(daughter of Norman Achuthan Nair)
1.Dileep +Lakshmi_Son Dheeraj 2.Bindu+Gopikrishnan-Hithartha and Krishna 1 Jayan+Sumi-one son 2.Priya+Asokan
15 1.Balakrishnan +Sobha‘’ +Smithi 2.Murali+Priya Divya and Nitya Pranav and Ankitha Varshini and Varun
Payyath and Kaalipurayath family tree This is the family tree of my father”s father and mother, as told by him (K.G.Karunakaramenon) to me while I was a child. 1 Payyath Kunjunni Nair 2. Had 5 children One daughter Lakshmi
3rd generation Lakshmi had 9 children 3 girls and 6 boys Kuttappan Ammukutty Kochu Gopu Gopaalan Kallu Achu Madhavan Maniyan(Sankunni)
4 sons Madhavamenon Govindamenon Sankunni menon(2 children in a woman from Palisseri) Ravunnimenon(Raamamenon) Raamamenon had no children Govindamenon and Madhavamenon married two sisters from Kaalipurayath.(Kunjukuttyamma and Kalyani amma) 11 children for Kalyaniamma and Madhavamenon Ravunni Govindan Narayanan Madhavi(wife of Nalapat Narayanamenon) Parukutty Kochunni Kesavadas Balamani(2nd wife of Nalapat Narayanamenon) Kunjunni Kamalakshi Saarada Govindamenon and Kunjukuttyamma had nine children Krishnamenon
16 Lakshmiamma Haridaasamenon Achuthamenon Amminiamma Sivasankaramenon Karunakaramenon (my father) Manorama Leelavathyamma Ravunni in his murappennu Kochu had Malini,Vinodini mentioned earlier
4th generation Midukkan (Govindamenon)son of Kuttappamenon and lakshmiamma second daughter of Kalipurayath kunjukuttyamma
Govindamenon bar at law had many children Narayanamenon in an Irish woman Violet had Aubrey menon as his offspring Ammukutty ‘s daughter Mathu was wife Madhavi and Balamani did not have children of Raamamenon,son of Cochin Raja.She in Nalapat Narayanamenon.Madhavi is had also a son Appunnimenon heroine of Kannuneerthulli. Kochuamma had two daughters Parukuttyamma had Balakrishnan and T.P.Vinodiniamma and Madhavadas (Kamaladas’ husband)in two T.P.Maliniamma different husbands Gopalamenons sons Baby and another Kesavadas had Malathy and Radhakrishnan as one which I don’t remember the name. children Maniyanmenon had Nalini(wife of Kunjunnimenon in Kathollil Lakshmiamma P.T.Mohanakrishnan,)Venu,soman,sant had 5 ha and vasantha in Palissery Thankam children.Prasanna,Shyamala,Valsala,Madhava amma. nkutty,and Indira.(my friend). Kamalakshiamma had Leela,Raviprasad and Kalyanikutty( Kalyanti Mangalath). Kochunni had Balamani as daughter and had children in another second marriage (don’t know how manychildren he has in the second marriage ) Sarada (my mother’s friend) had in Kathollil Kumaramenon 6 children Krishnakumari (wife of Nalapat Mohandas)Durga, Vijayan(no children), Sujatha,Gouri,Udayabhaanu Krishnamenon in Pulikkot Janakiamma had 6 children Sundari married to Balakrishnan son of Parukuttyamma Thankam Vilasini Hemalatha(no children)
17 Nirmalachandran Radha Lakshmiammas son Midukkan alias Govindan mentioned earlier Haridasmenon had 4 children Kuttettan,Mohandas,Vesa and Haridas or chandrettan(ex M.P) Achuthan in Vappalakalathil Janakiamma had 3 children Dr Malathi menon,Suseela and Rajan Ammini died early Sivasankaramenon (agricultural dept)in Kalyanikutty sister of M.C.Menon at Palghat had 6 children Baala Radha,santha,appukuttan,Prabha and Prema Karunakaramenon in Nalapat Amminiamma had 5 children Vasanthi,suvarna(Me)Narayanamenon,sudha and Asokan Leelavathy in Dr P.BMenon of Calicut had two children Dr Venugopal and Lakshmi 5th generation Sundari’s children Gopi,Raghu Krishnadas,devadas,sivadas,Haridas Prasanna ,Nirmala,Vasantha Thankams children Unni ,Mini,Rajan Unni,Krishnadas,Sivan,Geetha Vilasini’s children Sobha,unnikrishnan ,asha Appan,Aniyan,sreenarayanan,sreekumar Nirmalans child Arjun ,jayanthi Radhas children Usha and Nisha(They are (list incomplete) Raviprasads children too) Madhavadas (in Kamaladas)Monu,chinnan and shodu 6th generation is not given here. Leelas children Balachandran,Ramachandran,Jayachandran and Latha Krishnakumari(in Mohandas nalapat)has Dr Ajaykumar ,Madhavchandran,Mohandas jr,and Balamani Gouri has Vinayan and Ani two sons Kuttettans son Baiju(Harikrishnan) Mohanettan has a girl and a boy Chandrettan has 2 girls Malathimenon one son and one daughter Suseela only one son Bala has one son Venu Radha has two children
18 Santha only one son Ravi Vasanthi has 2 sons and one daughter(in Leelavathy’s son Dr Venugopal)-vinu,vani and viju Suvarna only one son Abhilash Narayanamenon in Sobha(vilasini’s daughter )has two girls Parvathy,Bharathy Sudha only one daughter sushma Asokan in Ramani two girls sangheetha and saritha Lakshmi in Dr V.J.Nair has 3 children Jayakumar,Geetha and Dr Preetha
This is the chronology of Nalapat (my mother’s house) and Kalipurayath (my father’s house) but it incidentally also covers Payyath,Palisseri ,and Pulikkot to some extant and the intermarriages between these houses is seen.Making it a partially endogamous and partially exogamous society.Kaalipurayath chronology shows a high fertility index.Like Nalapat Christian branch by comparison. What I found out was that the history of all of us is intimately linked to the oldest Mooshakavansa of Kerala and I had to get their lineage to determine its roots.Thus an interest in my own roots naturally ended up in the roots of Indian culture and heritage. An interest in the intellectual and cultural thoughts of my ancestors lead to an interest in that of India and the world in general and that made me what I am .
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