India is not just a land of cultural prides but also has some prejudices too. This land has some amazingly great systems while there are some wicked practices which have arisen equally since long. Let’s travel to the South of India where there lies a city named Thiruvananthapuram. This city had held some of the poor practices that were torture to all the women in the society. There was a system of breast tax collection which literally squeezed money out of the lives of women. Want to know further? Well, then you should pay a visit then. Book cheap flights from Los Angeles to Thiruvananthapuram.
Nangeli was an Ezhava woman who lived in the early 19th century at Cherthala in the erstwhile princely state of Travancore. She questioned the inhumane mulakkaram (breast tax system) that existed during the time, in which women of lower castes were required to pay a tax to the king of Travancore if they covered their breasts in public. Women from lower castes were not allowed to cover their breasts. If they did so, they were taxed heavily. Nangeli refused to either uncover her bosom or pay the breast tax. When the pravathiyar (village officer) of Travancore, came to her home and asked her to pay tax repeatedly, she chopped off her breasts and presented them to him in a Plantain leaf. She died the same day due to loss of blood. Also indicating his protest against the breast tax, Nangeli’s husband, Chirukandan, seeing her mutilated body, overcome by grief and jumped into hew funeral pyre committing suicide. Following the death of Nangeli, the breast tax system was annulled in Travancore. The place she lived came to be known later as Mulachiparambu (meaning land of the breasted woman). Saddening yet interesting right? We know you are looking for cheap flights from Los Angeles to Thiruvananthapuram. It will become easier for you if you book them through Indian Eagle as we offer the best deals on direct flight from Los Angeles to Thiruvananthapuram. Go on and book your cheap flights from Los Angeles to Thiruvananthapuram to now more mysteries and histories from this city. There are also other mysteries like the temple of Padmanabhaswamy temple where there lies a door that can be opened by only great sages who have practiced the Garuda mantra well. We know all these mysteries are interesting and that is why we want you to witness them for yourself. Go on and book direct flight from Los Angeles to Thiruvananthapuram.
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