Q. Which kingdom among the following practiced Palayakkarar system that gave an early resistance to the British conquest of Southern India?
The origin of the Palayakkarar (poligari) system dates back to the 1530s. It is believed that this system was practiced earlier in Kakatiya kingdom of Warangal.
- The literal meaning of Palayakkarar is the holder of a camp as well as the holder of an estate on military tenure.
- Prior to the enforcement of this system Servaikarars and Talayaris collected fees for police work.
- After the creation of palayams, the Servaikarars turned Palayakkarars and subordinated Talayaris to their authority.
Source: Tamil Nadu state board.