Pillai

[Nair title] Pillai is a title among the Nair community of Kerala. There is also a caste called Vellalar or Pillai (community) in Tamil Nadu, which is different from the Nair community. Pillai was one of the most common titles of dignity held by the Hindu caste of the Nairs of Travancore. The title of Pillai was bestowed through a formal ce...
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Pillai

[community] Pillai is a Tamil speaking community hailing from the elite caste of agricultural landlords called Vellalars. ==Origin of Vellalar Pillai== There are different theories concerning the meaning of the word `Vellalar`: It derives from the word Vel meaning a spear or lance and alar meaning `people of Vel`, an old and archaic Tamil w...
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