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Travancore

(trăvənkôr`), former princely state, 7,622 sq mi (19,741 sq km), SW India, on the Arabian Sea. It is now in Kerala state. The region of Travancore has coastal lowlands (protected by lagoons) and a hilly interior, including the Cardamom Hills. Rainfall is heavy, and rice, sugarcane, coconuts, and cotton are important lowland crops. The hill region provides half of India's cardamom. There is a large Christian minority. The region was brought under the control of a local prince, Martanda Varma, in the 18th cent. The prince accepted British guarantees against Haidar AliHaidar Ali
or Hyder Ali
, 1722–82, Indian ruler. A Muslim of peasant stock, he rose by military brilliance to command the army of the Hindu state of Mysore.
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 and Tippoo SahibTippoo Sahib
or Tipu Sahib
, 1749–99, Indian ruler, sultan of Mysore (1782–99); son and successor of Haidar Ali. He fought in his father's campaigns against the Marathas and the British but, after his succession, made peace with the British in 1784.
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 in 1788. Revolts against British overlordship in the early 19th cent. were quickly suppressed. Travancore became noted for its efficient government and its high rate of literacy (about 50%). After Indian independence from England, the region was merged with CochinCochin
, former princely state, 1,493 sq mi (3,867 sq km), SW India, on the Arabian Sea. Now part of Kerala state, the region of Cochin has one of the highest population densities in India. Agriculture is the chief economic activity.
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 and areas of the former Madras state to form a new state, which in 1956 was given the name Kerala.

Travancore

a former princely state of S India which joined with Cochin in 1949 to form Travancore-Cochin: part of Kerala state since 1956
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India-based State Bank of Travancore has announced a plan to raise capital.
I grew up hearing stories of some of my relatives and neighbours selling all their land in Travancore to buy much larger plots of land in Malabar.
The suggestions of the amicus curiae, if implemented, can completely alter the present style of management at the temple, which gives wide powers to the Travancore royal family.
Firstly, it recommended that the reference to migration of Nadars to Travancore be dropped from the chapter.
The temple was owned by the Kings of Travancore who were the erstwhile rulers of the state till it was amalgamated into independent India.
Missionaries and a Hindu State: Travancore 1858-1936.