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Nairs were one of the important castes in Kerala who were entirely different Namputhiris. Nayar Community was based on Tara which was popularly used in a sense of the basic or the lowest unit of the administration structure. Nairs lived in large family units called Taravads. The Brahmin dominance over the society also contributes to the dominance of the Nair community. Originally they were the Sudracals and the Warrior category. Their main objective was the protection of land and the wealth of temples. The Namputhiris were one of the small populations in Kerala who Were treated high class and considered them in any official or unofficial matters. Their strategies were accepted by the rulers but they faced that they may be challenged by other castes because they were not the fighting class and didn’t had any power to protect their own races due to the less population. So they had perforce to acknowledge Nairs are the protectors who were the aboriginal ruling class.

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Rohith S., & Kumari, D. N. A. (2019). The Origins of Nairs. History Research Journal, 5(6), 2095-2102. Retrieved from https://journals.eduindex.org/index.php/hrj/article/view/14921