Channar Revolt- Melmund Samaram-Maru Marakkal Samaram 1813-1859

Channar Revolt ( Channar lahala/channar Rebellion)

Channar Revolt ( Channar lahala/channar Rebellion) is also known as Melmund Strike(melmund samaram) and Maru marakkal strike(maru marakkal samaram).

The Channar revolt was for obtaining the right for the channar woman to cover their upper body( breast) using cloth.

only upper class women are allowed to wear the upper body clothes at that time.

Channar revolt was started on 4th January 1859. Chinnan Nadar was the leader of the Channar revolt.

After this Channar revolt (melmund samaram), on 26 July 1859, Sri Uthram Thirunal Marthandavarma proclaimed the right of channar women and all other caste women to wear upper cloths.

Who was the ruler of Travancore during channar agitation?

Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma

Previous Questions on Channar Revolt

  1. Which was the first social agitation in Kerala?

Ans: Channar Revolt (Channar lahala)

2. Which social reformer was an inspiration for Channar Lahala?

Ans : Vaikunda Swamikal

3. First channar Revolt was in- 1822 (PSC answer)- Field officer Exam,Kerala forest Development Co.Ltd

4. In 1813, which British dewan in the Travancore court, issued an order granting permission to women converted to Christianity to wear upper cloth ?

Ans: Colonel John Munro

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