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Madras Presidency Travancore
First posted on March 5th 2004, last revised on May 16th 2010






The Hindu Kingdom of Travancore lasted from 1102 to 1949. From 1498 to the 17th century through ports such as Quilon in contact with the Portuguese, from the 17th century to 1824 with the V.O.C. respectively the Dutch. Since the Anglo-Mysore wars (1766-1799) a vassall of Madras Presidency. The Princely State of Travancore lasted until 1949. Travancore joined the Indian Union in 1947. In 1949, Travancore and Cochin were combined to form Travancore-Cochin. In 1956 Travancore-Cochin was merged with the District of Malabar to form the State of Kerala.

Students' Papers : Myeong Do Hyeong, The Clash of Cultures in Malabar : Encounters, Conflict and Interaction with European Culture, 1498-1947 (2012)






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Country Profiles Article Kingdom of Cochin, from Wikipedia
Links Category : Kingdom of Kochi, from Wikipedia
Organizations
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Accounts of History Current Article Kingdom of Cochin, from Wikipedia
History and Culture, from Government of Kerala
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Military A. Singh, Fort Cochin in Kerala 1750-1830 : the social condition of a Dutch community in an Indian milieu, thesis Leiden 2007
Economy & Finances
Ethnography A. Singh, Fort Cochin in Kerala 1750-1830 : the social condition of a Dutch community in an Indian milieu, thesis Leiden 2007
Religion The history of the Church of Malabar, 1694, GB
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DIRECTORY OF INTERNET SOURCES . . . EXTERNALLY POSTED DOCUMENTS
Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : Kochin (Cochin)
Worldwide Guide for Women in Leadership : Indian Substates : C, scroll down for Cochin (Kochin)
Cochin, from Indian Princely States, by H. Soszynski
Population Figures India : historical demographical data of the administrative divisions, from Population Statistics by J. Lahmeyer; has population data for Cochin
Documents Historical Newspapers
Image Databanks Wikimedia Commons
Archival Deposits Search National Archives (UK)
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Constitutions, Laws
Treaties Travancore, pp.317-327 in vol.5 of A Collection of Treaties, Engagements, and Sunnuds, Relating to India and Neighbouring Countries, 1864, GB
J.E. Heeres (ed.), Corpus Diplomaticum Neerlando-Indicum, Verzameling van politieke contracten en verdere Verdragen door de Nederlanders in het Oosten gesloten, van Privilegiebrieven aan hen verleend, enz., vol.1 1907, covering 1596-1650, posted on Internet Archive; here English-language ToC
Biker, J.F.J., Collecçao de tratados e concertos de pazes que o estado da India Portugueza fez com os reis e senhores com quem teve relaçoes nas partes da Asia e Africa Oriental desde o principio da conquista ate ao fim do secolo XVIII. Lisboa, Imprensa Nacional, vol.1 1881, covering 1507-1643, posted on Internet Archive; vol.2 1882, covering 1604-1719, posted on Internet Archive; vol.3 1883, covering 1661-1739, posted on Internet Archive; vol.4 1884, covering 1510-1699, posted on Internet Archive; Vol.5 1885, covering 1606-1717, posted on Internet Archive; vol.6 1885, covering 1708-1750, posted on Internet Archive; vol.7 1885, covering 1753-1762, posted on Internet Archive; vol.8 1885. covering 1762-1794, posted by Internet Archive; vol.9 1885, covering 1790-1798, posted on Internet Archive; vol.10 1885, covering 1725-1840, posted on Internet Archive; vol.11 1886, covering 1799-1839, posted on Internet Archive; vol.12 1886, covering 1746-1851, posted on Internet Archive; vol.13 1887, covering 1719-1885, posted on Internet Archive
Document Collections Zayn al-Din Abd al-Aziz al-Malibari, Tohfut-ul-mujahideen an historical work in the Arabic language, Engl. trsl. by M.J. Rowlandson, 1833, GB
Bullarium patronatus Portugalliae regum in ecclesiis Africae, Asiae atque Oceaniae vol.1 : 1171-1600 1868, vol.2 : 1601-1700 1870, GB
Historical Maps An atlas of the southern part of India, including plans of all the principal towns & cantonments, reduced from the grand trigonometrical survey of India, shewing also the Tenasserim provinces, 1854, IA
Madras, Mysore, Goa (Constable 1893), from Historical Maps of India
Travancore, Trichinopoli and Ceylon (Constable 1893), from Historical Maps of India
Maps : Eastern Hemisphere 550 B.C., Eastern Hemisphere 527 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 500 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 400 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 335 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 323 BC, Easern Hemisphere 300 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 200 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 100 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 050 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 001 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 050 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 450 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 500 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 565 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 600 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 610 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 700 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 800 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 900 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1000 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1025 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1500 AD, by Thomas Lessman
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Encyclopedia Entries
Secular Article : Cochin, pp.112-113 in vol.5 of Encyclopaedia Britannica , 1797, GB
Article : Cochin, p.79 in vol.6 of Encyclopaedia Perthensis, 1816, GB
Article : Kotschin, from Meyers Konversationslexikon, 1885-1892 edition, in German
Article : Cochin (India), State, from EB 1911
Religious Article : Cochin, p.184 in Ch. Williams, The missionary Gazetteer, 1828, GB ; article on Trevanderum on the same page
Catholic Encyclopedia 1907-1912 edition, article Diocese of Cochin
Economic Malabar Coast : Cochin, pp.330-32, in vol.1 of W. Milburn, Oriental Commerce, 1813, GB
Geographical Cochin, pp.302-308 in W. Hamilton, A Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Description of Hindostan, 1820, GB
Cochin, pp.210-212 in C. Malte-Brun, Universal Geography, Or, a Description of All the Parts of the World, 1822, GB
Articles Cochin, from Geografisk-Statistisk Haandbog 1858-1863, in Danish
Cochin State, from Imperial Gazetteer of India vol.24, posted by DSAL
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Parliamentary Debates Hansard (British Parliament)
Tour Guides, Travelogues
Institutions Archives Kerala State Archives
Musea Museums and Zoos, Thiruvananthapuram City
Monuments
Libraries State Central Library, Kerala
National Symbols Flags, Coats of Arms Flag of Cochin, from FOTW
Coins, Banknotes Kerala Department of Archaeology, scroll down for Koyikkal Palace, Numismatic Museum
Coins of Kerala, from Karsha

PRINTED REFERENCE
Bibliographies general RHS Bibliography
UK National Archive Online Library
ISBN Database
on Travancore
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International Boundary Studies
Gallica
on India Digital Library of India
Online Journals
General Accounts
Specific Topics
Historical Atlasses C. Collin Davies, An Historical Atlas of the Indian Peninsula, Oxford : UP, 2nd edition, 1959 [G]
Historical and Cultural Maps, National Atlas of India Vol.8, published by National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation, Calcutta 1983, edited by G.K . Dutt, S.K. Biswas [G]
J.E. Schwartzberg, A Historical Atlas of South Asia, Chicago : UP 1978 [G]
Encyclopedia, Yearbook Entries