Paper Title:Modern History of Travancore


The modern history of Travancore begins with the rule of Bala Marthanda Varma, who ascended the throne in the year 1729 A.D. During the time of his accession, the political conditions were unstable due to rebellions and the incessant inroads made by the Nayak and Nawab forces. But, Marthanda Varma put a check to the invaders by seeking the assistance of the English East India Company. He even proved his ability by meeting the Dutch on the battlefield at Colachel on 10 August 1741. He dedicated his kingdom to the Lord Sri Padmanabhaswamy and this dedication took place on behalf of his tutelary deity.

Keywords:Modern History, Travancore, Bala Marthanda Varma, Colachel War.