NSS DELHI DIVULGED THE FIRST QUARTERLY EDITION OF NSS E-VARTHA STARTING FROM JANUARY 2015
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NAIRS IN THE ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY OF INDIA
Illustrated Weekly of India was an illustrious and prestigious weekly that started publication in 1880 from Mumbai (erstwhile Bombay). The proprietor of journal was M/s. Bennett Coleman & Co. The magazine was edited by eminent editors like A.S. Raman, Khushwant Singh, M. V. Kamath, Pritish Nandy etc. The weekly ceased to publish in 1993.The Illustrated Weekly of India dedicated its XCI issue (dated 20th December 1970) to the Nair Community of Kerala. It contains an enlightening and informative story about Nairs. Articles in the journal reveal social set up of Nair community, their culture, customs and rituals, art and art forms, festivals, eminent personalities of the community etc. The cover story has been written by Smt. Usha Chettur, belonged to well known Chettur family of Ottappalam of Kerala which had produced eminent administrators and jurists to the nation. Sri. Kalathil Velayudhan Nair, former General Secretary of Nair Service Society, Sri. P.K.Ravindranath, Sri.M.K.B.Nair are the writers who have contributed other articles. Image of the cover page of the weekly and a few excerpts of articles are given below.
Courtesy: The Illustrated weekly of India
(We are thankful to Mr.N.Kuttappan Nair, Puliyarthala House, Edapazhinji, Thiruvananthapuram who has kindly donated the weekly from his personal collection)