TRAVANCORE ANCHAL(POST) TRAVANCORE RUPEE,AND LOCAL FOOD


BRONZE STATUE OF TRAVAN CORE KING IN FRONT OF THE OLD UNIVERSITY OFFICE BUILDING AT PALAYAM ,TRIVANDRUM CITY 1940










MOST LABOURERS THOSE DAYS ATE JUST KAPPA(CASSAVA) AND CURRY OR SIMPLE KER ALA FOOD LIKE PUTTU,APPAM ,IDI APPAM ETC IF THEY COULD AFFORD IT.DOSA AND IDDALY WERE YET TO GET THE POPULARITY AS IT HAS NOW AS THEY WERE CONSIDERED TAMIL FOOD IN MANY PLACES.BIRIYANI WAS CONSIDERED A MUSLIM SPECIALITY FOOD MAINLY FROM MALABAR AS CHRISTIANS HAD THEIR OWN METHOD OF MAKING STEWS AND FRIES.NOBODY HEARD OR EVER THOUGHT of OTHER FOODS LIKE CHINESE ,MEXICAN,ARAB ETC ETC, ARE AVAILABLE, IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD .FOR US THE WORLD WAS STILL SMALL.IT WAS JUST THE OUR COUNTRY OF TRAVANCORE RULED












BY OUR KING OF

AND WE HAD OUR POST(CALLED ANCHAL)  TRAVANCORE WITH OUR POSTAGE STAMPS MADE ONLY FOR TRAVANCORE ,

HISTORY BOOKS WERE MAINLY ABOUT  OF KINGS OF KERALA
TRAVANCORE RUPEE WAS VALUED A LITTLE LESS THAN INDIAN RUPEE ISSUED BY BRITAIN
.IT WAS 16 "CASSU" TO MAKE ONE CHAKRAM AND 28 CHAKRAMS TO MAKE ONE TRAVANCORE RUPEE AND IT WAS 28( AND HALF CHAKRAM ,MORE COSTLY) FOR AN INDIAN (BRITISH)RUPEE which was dividedinto 16 annas for 1 rupee and 12 paise for 1 anna.

IT WAS DIFFICULT  IN LOWER CLASSES TO KNOW  AND UNDERSTAND   TO STUDY THE COINAGE OF BRITISH IN BRITAIN

,ONE BRITISH POUND EQUAL 20 SHILLINGS AND ONE SHILLING EQAL 12 PENCE ,

THEN TO INTER CONVERT BRITISH RIPEES INTO TRAVANCORE MONEY AND TRAVANCORES RUPEES INTO POUND STERLING MADE  EXPERTS IN MONEY EXCHANGE

IT WAS "CASSU" OF TRAVANCORE, WHICH LATER BECAME "CASH" FOR BRITISH,BRITISH HAD PRONUNCIATION DIFFICULTY TO MENTION INDIAN NAMES

SOME OF THE MISPRONUNCIATIONS MADE BY ENGLISH WHILE IN INDIA:- KALIGHAT;CALCUTTAnow kolkotha
THIRUVITHAAMCOOR(KINGDOM);TRAVANCORE/
THIRU ANANTHAPURAM CITY ;TRIVANDRUM CITY
COCHI(KINGDOM);COCHIN
CALICUT=KOZHIKODU
PALGHAT=PALAKKAAD
ALLEPPY=AALAPPUZHA
QUILON=KOLLAM
ARANPOLY=AARUVA MOZHI
CAPE COMORIN=KANYA KUMARI
INDIANS USED TO MAKE FUN OF OUR BRITISH RULERS BEHIND THEIR BACK ABOUT THEIR DIFFICULTY TO SPELL WORDS
The first adhesive Anchel Stamp was introduced on 16-10-1888 in denomination of 1,2, & 4 Chuckrams (1 Chuckram = 3.57 paise) in ultramarine, red and green printed on laid paper bearing a large sheet watermark showing a conch shell surrounded by "GOVERNMENT" in an arch with "OF TRAVANCORE" below in a straight line.
Below is the picture of the Indian Stamp, on which the old Travancore stamp models are reproduced.






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Travancore Anchal box @ Krishnapuram Palace, Kayamkulam.