Socio-Economic conditions if Tirunelveli District with Special Reference to Tamil Muslims -A Study

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Dr.T.Umar sadiq1
M.H.Abdul Gaffoor


The main aim of this paper is to execute the socio religious and economic conditions of Tirunelveli district since 1947. Tirunelveli district is unique compared with other districts in Tamilnadu it is located at the southern most side of Tamilnadu. It is located 46 km from Thoothukudi, 624 km from Chennai and 153 km from Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala state. Tirunelveli district has five types of lands like kurinji, mullai, marutham, neithal and palai. The district consists of all the five geographical divisions referred to in Tamil literature. The historical background of Tirunelveli is important in the history of Tamil nadu. .[i]  The social structure and social conditions of Tirunelveli district differs from other districts.  The economic conditions and the cultural conditions of Tirunelveli is different comparing with other districts in Tamilnadu. Tirunelveli has lot of tourist centres. The  district have well established educational structure in Tamilnadu. Hence this paper has attempted to evaluate the socio-economic conditions of Tirunelveli


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