'; The Breast Tax (Mulakkaram) - Himesh Dosi

The Breast Tax (Mulakkaram)

The Breast Tax (Mulakkaram)

It is not officially recognized in any of historical accounts and its authenticity is debatable.

This is the concept on the history which very few people know about :- .
*The Breast Tax (Mulakkaram)*
It was a tax imposed on the lower caste and untouchable Hindu women by the Kingdom of Tranvancore (in present-day Kerala state of India) if they wanted to cover their breasts in public till 1924. The lower caste and untouchable women were expected to pay the government a tax on their breasts, as soon as they started developing breasts. Travancore tax collectors would visit every house to collect breast tax from any lower caste women who passed the age of puberty. The tax was evaluated by the tax collectors depending on the size of their breasts.

This story is about a women name Nangeli who lived in the early 19th century at Cherthala in the state of Travancore in India and revolt against this with covering her breast for the whole month and when the tax collector came to collect the tax she, cut off her breasts in an effort to protest against the caste-based breast tax

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