Mal: തിരുരങ്ങാടി tiruraṅ(k)āṭi

‘Great Market’   [Tiruwarankad] Town, Kerala

From Mal:  tiru, ‘eminent’, ‘prosperous’; and aṅkāṭi/aṅgaḍi, ‘bazaar’, ‘market’.

Tirurangad was the site of two important events:

(1) The Battle of Tirurangadi (December, 1790):  a series of military engagements with Tipu Sultan from which the British emerged victorious.

(2) The Malabar Rebellion (1921) which started in Tirurangadi: a ‘peasants’ revolt’ against British rule and high caste rule in a predominantly feudal agarian society; some also add that it had clear anti-Hindu elements. Thousands were killed in disturbances that lasted for six months and resulted in the imposition of martial law across the region.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Kerala place names.


Malabar Rebellion, 1921

Malabar Rebellion, 1921                Nmkuttiady