“SO WHAT?” – Define Yourself!

People are ever so bothered what others are talking behind their backs. They are so interested in finding out what others thought of them. The question is, WHY? So long you are leading your life in accordance to Nature’s Law, why be afraid or worried what others have in mind? Why change your approaches or the way you are just to fit in, or be part of their circle of friends?

Let me remind you that most ‘successful’ people were never “normal” in the eyes of others. Somehow, they were different because they dared to be different! They wanted to be different, that is why they are successful in achieving a different result compared to the rest who were merely run of the mill.

Many worry of being socially ostracised if they just be who they really are. So they lose their uniqueness by being what others want them to be. For these people, the easiest path to walk is the one that has society’s approval. But how many people can you please? Haven’t you heard of the statement: “You just can’t please everybody!”

In the world, everything has its own definition. Human beings tend to define every single thing they see, touch, hear, smell, taste or feel. Not only that, they even define what they did not experience with their five senses!

So yes! Life is a definition on its own!

But the act of defining something is also very subjective in nature. It is subjected to various factors. For example, if I were to present an apple to three different people coming from three different backgrounds, their perception of the apple will of course, be different! Let us see:

Photographer: A tool to express creativity.
Scientist: A breakthrough in Science as it is an invention that captures light onto paper.
Other ordinary person: A tool to capture special moments

So at the end of the day, what does ‘definition’ actually mean?

For me, it simply means the reflection of one’s internal beliefs or values, which influences one’s perception. Nothing less, and nothing more.

How you define an object, a person or a situation is the reflection of ‘YOU’!

So, why do so many get carried away as to how others think of them? Yes, I do admit that it is important to have what sociologists call “social control” to a certain degree, but really, ONLY TO A CERTAIN DEGREE! This will make one analyse his/her next step before committing something bizarre.

But at the end of the day, when “social control” takes over your life, that’s what I call “an unhealthy state of mind”. You are not free. You are bound by what others think of you. You are bound by the values and expectations others set on you. No! This simply isn’t what life really is. From my opinion, life is meant to be a free flowing river whereby you set your own course / cause.

I would then say, the most important thing in your life, is how you define yourself! Who do you see yourself as? What do you think of yourself? Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now?

The outside world can give you plenty of suggestions, but will you allow them to sentence you into whatever they have said you are or will be?

NO!

Your internal talk is what is of utmost importance to you. A healthy level of self-esteem is what will make your life not only good, but marvelous! When you are negatively swayed by what others say about you, it only reflects to yourself that you do not possess enough self-confidence. Remember that an empty can makes the most noise.

Whenever you are faced with a negative situation, and you bark out at them, it is your self-defence mechanism coming into play. You feel threatened as you try to convince others, or rather yourself, that you are not what they said you are.

But when you are so sure of being who you are, you wouldn’t even bother wasting that precious time, trying to convince them of that. You will just turn your mind to something more productive, because you are 101% sure that you know yourself better than anyone else out there.

So the next time you catch yourself saying:
“She said I’m this and that……….. I’m not like this or that…..”: STOP IT!

Don’t justify. Ask and answer yourself honestly. Once and for all:

“Am I really like this?….”

If you are not, just throw everything he/she said outside the window.

If you have always lived your life trying to figure out what others thought of you, do you not think that life is just so painful? Do you not feel that “trying to catch up with their game” is an agony. Of course it is! You are always in doubt. You are always paranoid. By doing so, you have clogged your share of life’s happiness.

So what if they said you are not a good friend?
If you are the best friend one can have on earth, will their words change you? NO! You will still continue to be that good friend.

So what if they said your charitable acts are only a show?
If you know for sure your acts were genuine, your conscience is clear. So you wouldn’t even feel the pinch or guilt in you!

So what if they said you are over-ambitious in your career?
Are they living your life for you? Does it affect them in any way at all if you are willing to work harder for your job? NO! Who is going to be the one reaping the fruits of your hard labour? Them or you?!

So what if they said your dream is too big?
When you have finally attained it, are they still going to say it was too big? NO!
You will find them more silent than ever, until you wouldn’t even know that they are there!
Just remember. Define yourself! Do not let anyone have that power over you. Your power is within!

The next time anyone tries to define you in any way that is not pleasant, just remember the two magic words:

“SO WHAT?”

I am that I AM. Remember that…

By vmia

Message from a fellow INDIAN…

Being born Indians, we are all GENETICALLY more emotional people…most oof you might disagree but let me give you an example, see a car accident by the road side, the first bunch of outsiders to run there and check if everything id OK would be INDIANS, see a fight going on, one of the main guys would most probably have nothing to do wit the cause of the fight in the first place….this is because, we are a bunch filled with abundance of love..we do not see other people like others do…we might say we do not care about Mr.X or Ms.Y, but the moment we hear they are in trouble, we would at least want to know what actually happened.
Today at VMIA women’s day, i saw that enemies or friends, everyone worked together, everyone helped, and everyone laughed…all this made me tear…all this while, most of us were in pursuit to find the best friend, and the best bunch of group to hang out in to the point where we forgot that these people were all around us all this while. ( We were reaching for our neighbors PS2 while having our own X-box right under the TV cabinet…).
To all my friends out there, please do open your eyes and look under the TV cabinet…because the best is always right around us…we are often taught to look far that at a certain point, we practically loose sight of what we actually wanted…
We ARE Indians, so i understand that we are hardwired to be emotionally driven…but once in a while, do put all those negative emotions aside and get a clearer view… the person who might change your life might be right there….and you might just pass them by…
i literally cried today…because of all the love all of you showed to each another…after another 3 years, i might not be able to feel this way anymore….after that, i might not even have a true friend…therefor, i would like to take this opportunity to tell all of you:- thanks for all the love you guys showed, thank you for showing me the meaning of having friends and sisters and brothers, who would go to the extend of not sleeping for a few days just so that one function could be done right, so that not only one or two, but everyone would be totally satisfied with the event…thank you for accepting the fact that your an INDIAN, and using it the right way…
🙂

By vmia

Indian contribution to Maths.

Impact of Mathematics on Art and Architecture

Indian art is highly symbolic. The art and architecture produced on the Indian subcontinent dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Therefore from that alone it can be determined as to how culturally influenced it must have been. The basic mathematical principals of Vaastu Shastra were also practiced. The form of the Hindu temple, the contours of the bodies of the Hindu gods and goddesses, and the light, shade, composition, and volume in Indian painting are all used to glorify the mystery that resolves the conflict between life and death, time and eternity. The arts of India expressed in architecture, sculpture, painting, jewelers, pottery, metalwork, and textiles, were spread throughout the Far East with the diffusion of Buddhism and Hinduism and exercised a strong influence on the arts of China, Japan, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, and Java. Interest in arithmetic and geometric series may have also been stimulated by (and influenced) Indian architectural designs – (as in temple shikaras, gopurams and corbelled temple ceilings). Of course, the relationship between geometry and architectural decoration was developed to its greatest heights by Central Asian, Persian, Turkish, Arab and Indian architects in a variety of monuments commissioned by the Islamic rulers.

Pythagorus theorem used in architecture:

The Samrat Yantra, at Jaipur, designed by Jai Singh, measuring 147′ at its base and 90′ high could calculate time within two seconds accuracy per day.

Recursion in Hindu Temple architecture

According to ancient architectural tradition, Hindu temples are symbols of models of the cosmos and their form represents the cosmos symbolically. According to the Sthapatya Veda (the Indian tradition of architecture), the temple and the town should mirror the cosmos. The temple architecture and the city plan are, therefore, related in their conception.

The procedures and methods used in the construction of Hindu temples bear a striking resemblance to the procedures of computer graphics, including discretization and extensive use of recursive procedures. Study shows that the instructions given in ancient Vastu shastras (texts on architecture) work like general programmes to generate various types of temples. Many studies have shown that these designs date back to the fire altars of the Vedic period which were themselves designed to represent astronomical knowledge (Kak, 1995, 2000, 2002). An assumed equivalence between the outer and the inner cosmos is central to the conception of the temple. It is because of this equivalence that numbers such as 108 and 360 are important in the temple design. Following explains briefly why 108 and 360 are important.

108 and 360-The Universal Measure in Various Domains

The ancient Indians were excellent mathematicians and 108 may be the product of a precise mathematical operation (e.g. 1 power 1 x 2 power 2 x 3 power 3 = 108), which was thought to have special numerological significance. They used the following practice of measurements.

Powers of 1, 2, and 3 in math: 1 to 1st power=1; 2 to 2nd power=4 (2×2); 3 to 3rd power=27 (3×3×3). 1×4×27=108
Sanskrit alphabet: There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 equals 108.
Heart (Anahata) Chakra: The chakras are the intersections of energy lines, and there are said to be a total of 108 energy lines converging to form the heart chakra. One of them, sushumna leads to the crown (Sahasrara) chakra, and is said to be the path to Self-realization.
Marmas: Marmas or marmastanas are energy intersections like chakras, except they have fewer energy lines converging to form them. There are said to be 108 marmas in the subtle body.
Time: Some say there are 108 feelings, with 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future.
108 names of the God/Goddess
108 dance poses in Classical Indian dance
108 beads in their japa malas. They implement the following formula:
6 x 3 x 2 x3 = 108; 6 senses [sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, thought]
3 aspects of time [past, present, future]
2 condition of heart [pure or impure]
3 possibilities of sentiment [like, dislike, indifference]
108 pilgrimages
10,800 bricks in the altar
That list goes on.

They also used other measures in practice such as:

The mathematical or geographical evidence proves that one circle has 360 degrees in space. Why is this circle or wheel of life considered to be of 360 degrees only? If we take a circle and start dividing it using the four elements and three attributes, all the logic can be observed.

360 days
360 bones in Ayurveda
360 bones of the fetus become the 206 bones of the adult

The Ramanathaswamy temple shown below was built in the 17th century. Situated close to the sea on the eastern side of the peninsula, this temple is famous for its 1200 gigantic granite columns. This temple, spread over an area of 15 acres , has lofty gopurams, massive walls and a colossal Nandi. Rameswaram also boasts of a 4000 feet long pillared corridor with over 4000 pillars, supposedly the longest in the world. The carved granite pillars are mounted on a raised platform.

The 54 meter tall gopuram (gate-tower), 1220 metres of magnificent corridors and the flamboyant columns embellish and render fame to the temple. The water in each of the 22 sacred wells in the temple tastes different.

Other Examples of architectures and significance

Hindu temples represented the outer and the inner cosmos. The outer cosmos is expressed in terms of various astronomical connections between the temple structure and the motions of the sun, the moon, and the planets. The inner cosmos is represented in terms of the consciousness at the womb of the temple and various levels of the superstructure that correspond to the states of consciousness.

Dholavira city map

A late example of a city designed according to the Vedic precepts is Jaipur. Vidyadhara, who designed the plan of the city, used the pithapada mandala as the basis. In this mandala of nine squares that represent the universe, earth occupies the central square. In the city, which consists of nine large squares, the central square is assigned to the royal palace. They calculated and planned city map using recursion:

Length of City / Length of Middle Town : 771.1/340.5 ≈ 2.26; Length of Middle Town / Length of Castle: 340.5/151 ≈ 2.26

ConclusionIndia’s contributions to mathematics played a pivotal role not only in the modern art, architecture and industrial revolutions, but also in the scientific developments that have occurred since. No other branch of science is complete without mathematics. India provided vital elements of mathematics and scientific foundation without which humanity could not have entered this modern age of science and high technology

By vmia

VMIA t-shirt designing contest.

It’s now your time to vote for the best design. Please do remember that only one vote is allowed per person. To vote, write down the number of the picture in this post, you can either do it here or in the FB page to which this is linked to.
* The picture you vote for will be our official t-shirt.

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2-Back

FRONT

3- BACK

FRONT

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There you go people, all the wonderful designs of our future t-shirt. Vote the one you think is the best and we will all wear it proudly.

By vmia

Motivation

We have all heard people talking about motivation and why it’s very important to succeed in anything in life. But how many of us really know what motivation means? What is this ‘thing’ which is so great that everyone who actually succeeded in life talks about?

All the meanings the dictionary can give us is ‘a state of being motivated’ or ‘something that motivates’. Most of us don’t really understand this ‘MOTIVATION’ let alone have it. So, here is a small story on what motivation is.

A guy once went to a guru, he said to the guru “i want to be rich and succesfull like u, teach me how”. The guru said, “ok, meet me tommorow at the beach”, and this guy, lets call him Joey, agreed.

The next day, Joey was all ready and exited that he was going to find out the secret of success. The guru came on time, and without even greeting, he told Joey, go to the water. Puzzled, Joey agreed and went to the water, it was knee deep, and the guru said go deeper. Not knowing why, he continued going and now it was waist deep, the guru said “go deeper”. Joey did not understand what was actually going on, he thought to himself, ‘this old guy must be crazy, but what do I care, he IS rich, might as well do as he says’ and he went deeper.

Now the water was at chest level, and the guru said go deeper, this time Joey was completely puzzled, “I came here to be rich and successful, not to be a life guard” But he still obeyed the guru and went deeper. When the water level was at his neck, the guru came along, and pushed Joeys head under the water and held him there.

When Joey was almost passed out, the guru let him out, he was struggling for air. The guru asked him, what do you want right now? Without even thinking Joey answered, ” I want to breath”.

The guru smiled and said, when you want to succeed as much as you want to breath, then you will be successful.
You wont care about anything else, you won’t want to sleep, to eat, or anything, all u want is to succeed. No pain, or tiredness, or hunger will stop you from moving forward, that is when you will succeed in life.

THAT is motivation, the want, the urge, the sole desire to win. I will finish this post with the immortal words of Rocky Balboa:

The world is a cruel place, it will hit and pound on you every chance it gets and will push you down to the dirt and keep you there if you let it. Not you, me or anybody can hit life as hard, no one.

But it’s not about how you hit life back, its about how much hit you can take and rise back up. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That is where champions are made, that’s where winning comes from!!!

By vmia

Job list for VMIA Deepavali celebration.

Dedication team

Heads: Elsa and Chandravasheni

Members:Khiruphaalani, Kausalya, Shindu, Kaliswary, Meera, Nishalini, Shalini, Annete, Zaman, Narmataa, Vaishnavee

Cooking team

Heads:Arvinrajand Kirupananthan

Members:Khirubai, Shakkthi, Ishver, Ghaithrie, Thinusha, Chai Wan, Bavani, Vaani, Jonah, Narra, Raj, Shaasi, Ganesh, Gerald, Dhivyah, Nava, Satheesh, Sayleni, Ratna

Drinks team

Thivein and Shereen

Packing team

Dinesh, Malwinder, Raja, Jeevan

Decoration team

Heads: Janaki and Sethu

Members: Dharshini, Thartsiny, Vanusha, Lingitha, Rubani, Sharmilla, Harinath, Bala, Sugan, Sathya

Media and invitation team

Tharun, Gerald and Vinodh

Sound system

Vinodh, Ramesh and Johanon

Day-of-event Team

Heads: Bennita and Patricia

Members:Daniel ,Bahanee, Sujen

(the rest to be decided very soon…..)

If there are any queries, questions or requests to shift jobs, please contact Tharun K. Pillai at 89375403673. All calls will be entertained.

By vmia

Onam festival.

We all know of the Significance of Deepavali and Thaipusam, but how many of us know about the Festival of Onam (Onam Pandigai), its significance and legends…? Here are some information on the matter.

What is Onam?

Onam is the biggest and the most important festival of the state of Kerala. It is a harvest festival and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm all over the state by people of all communities. According to a popular legend, the festival is celebrated to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala at the time of Onam.

Onam is celebrated in the beginning of the month of Chingam, the first month of Malayalam Calendar (Kollavarsham). This corresponds with the month of August-September according to Gregorian Calendar.

Carnival of Onam lasts from four to ten days. First day, Atham and tenth day, Thiruonam are most important of all. Popularity and presentation of rich culture of the state during the carnival made Onam the National Festival of Kerala in 1961. Elaborate feasts, folk songs, elegant dances, energetic games, elephants, boats and flowers all are a part of the dynamic festival called Onam.

Government of India has taken due notice of this vibrant and colorful festival. It promotes Onam internationally in a big way and celebrates ‘Tourist Week’ for Kerala during Onam celebrations. Thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visit Kerala to be a part of Onam.

The Legend
Story goes that during the reign of mighty asura (demon) king, Mahabali, Kerala witnessed its golden era. Every body in the state was happy and prosperous and king was highly regarded by his subjects. Apart from all his virtues, Mahabali had one shortcoming. He was egoistic. This weakness in Mahabali’s character was utilized by Gods to bring an end to his reign as they felt challenged by Mahabali’s growing popularity. However, for all the good deed done by Mahabali, God granted him a boon that he could annually visit his people with whom he was so attached.

It is this visit of Mahabali that is celebrated as Onam every year. People make all efforts to celebrate the festival in a grand way and impress upon their dear King that they are happy and wish him well.

Onam Celebrations
Rich cultural heritage of Kerala comes out in its best form and spirit during the ten day long festival. It is indeed a treat to be a part of the grand carnival. People of Kerala make elaborate preparations to celebrate it in the best possible manner.

The most impressive part of Onam celebration is the grand feast called Onasadya, prepared on Thiruonam. It is a nine course meal consisting of 11 to 13 essential dishes. Onasadya is served on banana leaves and people sit on a mat laid on the floor to have the meal.

Another enchanting feature of Onam is Vallamkali, the Snake Boat Race, held on the river Pampa. It is a colourful sight to watch the decorated boat oared by hundreds of boatmen amidst chanting of songs and cheering by spectators.

There is also a tradition to play games, collectively called Onakalikal, on Onam. Men go in for rigorous sports like Talappanthukali (played with ball), Ambeyyal (Archery), Kutukutu and combats called Kayyankali and Attakalam. Women indulge in cultural activities. They make intricately designed flower mats called, Pookalamin the front courtyard of house to welcome King Mahabali. Kaikotti kali and Thumbi Thullal are two graceful dances performed by women on Onam. Folk performances like Kummatti kali and Pulikali add to the zest of celebrations.

By vmia

History of Telugu people.

Who are the Telugu people:

Telugu people or Telugus are ethnic people of India. They are people who speak the language Telugu. Telugu is the 3rd most spoken language in India after Hindi and Bengali. Telugu people are mostly natives of the south Indian state of Andra Pradesh.

While most Telugu-speakers are descendants of administrators, religious scholars, artists and Hindu priests who migrated during the rule of the Vijayanagar Empire and the Madurai Nayaks, Tamil Nadu also has a large population of recent migrants who moved during the British Raj when Tamil and Telugu-speaking districts of South India were put together into the Madras Presidency. Telugu people are found in significant proportions in almost all districts of Tamil Nadu. Among metropolitan areas, Coimbatore had the largest proportion of Telugu-speakers (22.95%) according to the 1971 census. In 1971, Telugu-speakers constituted a little over 12% of the population of Chennai city.

From the research i have made, i have found that the Telugu people are descendants of the Aryans and played a big role in the Mahabharata war.

Famous people:-

Tanguturi Prakasam (Andhra Kesari):- was the first chief minister for the Andra state. One of the first few to pursue education over seas and one of the best lawyers ever seen. He played a major role in the struggle for Independence.  An example of what he did:-

When the Simon Commission visited India, the congress party decided to boycott it with the slogan “Simon, go back”. There were a host of reasons for this boycott, the most important being that the commission did not have a single Indian in its ranks. The commission was greeted with demonstration of black flags wherever it went. When the commission visited Madras on 3rd February 1928, the police did not allow protests in some sensitive areas of Madras. Nevertheless, the crowd grew large and restive near the Madras High Court at Parry’s Corner and the police resorted to firing with a view to control it. However, a young man, named, Pardha Saradhi was killed on the spot. The police warned the people that they would shoot if anyone tried to come near the body. At this, Prakasam grew enraged and tore open his shirt, baring his chest and daring the police to shoot at him. Understanding the situation, the police gave way to him and other supporters. After this incident, people respected him with the epithet of “Andhra Kesari” (Lion of Andhra).

I will be updating this post after further research. For those who have been reading, i hope this helps us realize the rich and wonderful ancestry from which we are all from. Stay united and lets move forward proud and majestic.

By vmia

A brief history on the origin of Malayalees.

I am very very very very very sorry guys, but i couldn’t find a video on Malayali history, and this article is one of the best i’ve found so far. But i couldn’t post the link to the page because the comments posted weren’t exactly politically correct. But I will continue searching for it and will post it up soon.
Thank You.

Origins of Malayalees-?

The origin of Malayalee ethnic identity is as intriguing as the people themselves. Here I’m trying to reconcile their matrilineal society which is supposed to be the earliest form of social structure with their language that is supposed to be the youngest of the major South Dravidian languages. However, I’m not saying anything new about their origins as I read about it during my primary school days. Let’s see about the present theory.

Malayalee was Tamil once upon a time:
The present theory is that region of Kerala was inhabited by proto-Tamil people. Unlike the regions of Tulu Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu the region of Kerala was not inhabited until neolithic times. And the distinct Malayalam literary language branched from Proto-Tamil-Malayalam around 900CE. Since Tamils had distinct Tamil identity a millennium back before literary Malayalam started branching we can safely assume that Malayalees were Tamils once. However, my question is whether the people inhabited Kerala were Proto-Tamils or Proto-Tuluvas.

The uncomfortable Tulu connection:
I am not really comfortable bringing up this Tulu-Malayalee connection for the simple reason that I am not sure if I were hallucinating when I read that text book in Kasaragod. I used to visit my grandparents house in Kasaragod during my summer holidays. I came across an old Kannada text book in the godown. I’m not sure if it was a text book or a general book related to Kerala history. There it was mentioned that Malayalees were basically Tuluvas. However, they did not like Tuluvas using the word for mother to father and the word for father to mother! And that was one of the reasons they developed their own distinct language. Well, Tuluvas do use mother to father and father to mother if you go by present day South Dravidian languages. But not so if you go back 1000 years(atleast in the case of Kannada). Tulu father is amme(r) and mother appe(r). In Kannada it used be amman and abbe, I suppose.

It was Proto-Tulu and not Proto-Tamil:
The reason author gave for Malayalees developing a distinct identity from Tuluvas might be hilarious; but I believe a big chunk of Malayalees were basically Tuluvas (or Proto-Tuluvas) in the past and Namboothiris might not be the only one.

Let us see the tree of South Dravidian languages. It is obvious that Proto-Tamil-Kannada and Proto-Tulu branch earliest from the Proto-South-Dravidian. So we infact had free Proto-Tuluvas to inhabit the region of Kerala along with ..ahem…Proto-Tamil(?). Who did? Now compare the culture of Tamil Nadu and Tulu Nadu. You will get the clear picture. The two factors that show that it was Tuluvas who inhabited the region of Kerala(at least the Malabar region) are;

1. Matrilineal system(Marumakkatayam in Kerala and Aliya Kattu in Tulu Nadu)
2. Spirit worship (Theyyam in Kerala, Nema in Tulu Nadu)

Probably, Tulu and Malayala regions continued connection could also be seen in the fact that Namboothiris consider themselves a branch of Tulu Brahmins.

Matrilineal system:
I strongly believe that matrilineal system was once widespread in both Tulu Nadu and Kerala but became irrelevent/absent in the case of weaker castes due to economic and religious dependency. I believe patrilineality in Kerala and Tulu Nadu was just an absence of matrilineal system.

According to William Logan’s Malabar manual (19th century), the castes in Malabar and Travancore that practiced Marumakkatayam were;

Payyannoor Namboothiris, Kshatriya, Tirumalpad, Nayar, Urali, Andor, Pallichan, Kushavan, Vyabari, Kolayan, Chembotti, Pisharodi, Variyan, Nambi, Teyambadi, Attikurichi, Eradi, Vallodi, Nedungadi, Vellutedan, Chaliyan, Tiyan.

Also, in North Malabar and Lakshadweep Malayali muslims kept their matrilineal traditions intact. This fact could be used to understand why Malayali Christians and big chunk of Tiyas did not practice Marumakkatayam.

Matrilineal system can sustain itself only when females have economic and religious freedom, especially the former. The caste system was enforced on Kerala society medieval period 13-14th century onwards. Since because of matrilineal system there was no male community identity, a rapid degradation of families that were declared low followed. The females of those families lost their individual identity.

As a result, the conversions that took place after the enforcement of caste system resulted in Christian and Muslim families that did not belong to matrilineal traditions. However, the pre-caste system families, the ones converted to Islam around 9-10th century CE and the isolated Malayalee Hindus in Lakshadweep who converted to Islam followed the matrilineal traditions due to self-sustained identity of Malayali women.

Probably, the situation went worse in Tulu Nadu were only feudal caste and prosperous Jains(Jainism has nothing to do with matrilineality; the people were matrilineal from the beginning) remained matrilineal.

However, I do believe many of Malayalee communities have Tamil beginnings(especially in South Kerala).

How Tuluvas became Malayalees?:
Well, it has to do something with the strong Tamil kingdoms that ruled over the region of Kerala for almost a millenium. When Tuluvas in Kerala adopted Tamil (Proto-Tamil-Malayalam?), their Tulu tongue twisted it to such an extent that language became distinct.

By vmia

Raja Raja Cholan.

The History of Raja Raja Cholan, one of the greatest Indian King who ever lived. An INDIAN who created a world which exceeded the Greeks in culture and the ancient Egyptians in building, just forgotten in the sands of time.

By vmia