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Mahé/ Mahi
Mayyazhi
Geographical Area
An image of Mahé Walkway
An image of Mahé Walkway
Location of Mahé District in India along with the other districts of Pondicherry
Location of Mahé District in India along with the other districts of Pondicherry
Mahé/ Mahi is located in Kerala
Mahé/ Mahi
Mahé/ Mahi
Location of Mahé in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 11°42′4″N 75°32′12″E / 11.70111°N 75.53667°E / 11.70111; 75.53667Coordinates: 11°42′4″N 75°32′12″E / 11.70111°N 75.53667°E / 11.70111; 75.53667
Country India
State Puducherry
District Mahé Sub-division
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Mahé Region
Area
 • Total 9 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 41,816 (approx)
 • Density 4,646/km2 (12,030/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Malayalam, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 673 310
Telephone code 91 (0) 490
Vehicle registration PY-03
Sex ratio 1,000 /1,184
Literacy 97.87%
Vidhan Sabha constituency 1
Civic agency Mahé Region
Climate Good (Köppen)
Website mahe.gov.in

Mahé,[1] natively known as Mayyazhi, is a small town at the mouth of the Mahé River and is surrounded on all sides by the State of Kerala. The Kannur District surrounds Mahé on three sides and Kozhikode District from one side.

Formerly part of French India, Mahé now forms a municipality in Mahé district, one of the four districts of the Union Territory of Puducherry. Mahé has one member (MLA) in the Puducherry Legislative Assembly.

Etymology[edit]

The name Mahé derives from Mayyazhi, the name given to the local river and region in the Malayalam language. The original spelling found on French documents from the early 1720s is Mayé, with Mahé and Mahié also found on documents, maps and geographical dictionaries until the early 19th century when the spelling Mahé became the norm. Therefore, the belief that the name of the town was given in honour of Bertrand François Mahé de La Bourdonnais (1699–1753), whose later fame derived in good part from his association with India, including his capture of Mayé in 1741, is incorrect.[2]

Another claim that the spelling Mahé was officially adopted by the leader of the expedition that retook the city in 1726 in recognition of La Bourdonnais' role at the time is also unlikely.[3] It is probable that the resemblance of Mayé, not to mention Mahé, with La Bourdonnais' family name prompted later generations to assume that the famous Frenchman was somehow directly or indirectly associated with the name to the town or the spelling of the name.

History[edit]

Before the incursion of European colonial powers into India, this area was part of Kolathu Nadu which comprised Thulunadu, Chirakkal and Kadathanadu. The French East India Company constructed a fort on the site of Mahé in 1724, in accordance with an accord concluded between André Mollandin and Raja Vazhunnavar of Vatakara three years earlier. In 1741, Mahé de La Bourdonnais retook the town after a period of occupation by the Marathas.

In 1761 the British captured Mahé, and the settlement was handed over to the Rajah of Kadathanadu. The British restored Mahé to the French as a part of the 1763 Treaty of Paris. In 1779, the Anglo-French war broke out, resulting in the French loss of Mahé. In 1783, the British agreed to restore to the French their settlements in India, and Mahé was handed over to the French in 1785.[4]

Mahé in 1726. Map made after taking possession of the place and the war against the Indian king of the region supported by the British

On the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars in 1793, a British force under James Hartley captured Mahé. In 1816 the British restored Mahé to the French as a part of the 1814 Treaty of Paris, after the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars. Mayyazhi remained under French jurisdiction as a small French colony, an enclave within British India, during the long span that began in 1816. After the Independence of India the area continued to be French-ruled until 13 June 1954, when a long anti-colonial struggle culminated in its joining the Indian Union (see Causes for liberation of French colonies in India).

After the French left, Mahé became a Sub-Division of Puducherry Union Territory. The area of Mahé begins from Mayyazhi puzha in the north to Azhiyoor at the south. Mahé consists of Mahé town and Naluthara, which includes four villages: Pandakkal, Pallur, Chalakara and Chembra. The ruler of Kingdom of Mysore from the 1760s, Hyder Ali (ca 1722–1782), gifted Naluthara to the French as a token of appreciation for the help they gave in opposing the British.

Liberation of Mahe[edit]

Gandhians like I. K. Kumaran led the freedom struggle in Mahe after India became an independent country in 1947. The Municipal office of the French administration was attacked by 9.00 p.m. on 21 October 1948. The French national flag was removed by the freedom aspirants and the Indian national flag hoisted on the building called Merri in French. On the 26 October, the French navy ship anchored in Mahe and the French recaptured the control of Mahe. The ship left Mahe on the 31 October. Communists tried to capture Cherukallayi enclave in April 1954. Two Indians were killed during the struggle. Indian flag was hoisted in the Naluthura enclave on the first of May. The freedom fighters conducted an embargo on Mahe from June that year. On the 14 July, 1954, the Mahajanasabha organized a March into Mahe and Mahe was liberated on the 16 July 1954.[5][6]

Freedom fighters in Mahe, 1954

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[7] Mahé had a population of 41,816, predominantly Malayalis. Males constitute 46.5% of the population. Mahé has an average literacy rate of 97.87%; male and female literacy were 98.63% and 97.25%, respectively. In Mahé, 10.89% of the population consists of children under six years of age.

Locationwise distribution[edit]

  • Mahe 10630
  • Chalakara 6855
  • Pandakal 8944
  • Palloor 14250
  • Cherukallayi 1255

Culture[edit]

The culture and geography of this area are like almost all of those in the Malabar Coast of Kerala. The major festival of this region is Vishu and Onam. The major language is Malayalam. The population includes Tamil and Telugu speakers.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mahe, India
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.6
(88.9)
32.0
(89.6)
33.0
(91.4)
33.2
(91.8)
32.7
(90.9)
29.6
(85.3)
28.3
(82.9)
28.7
(83.7)
29.5
(85.1)
30.4
(86.7)
31.0
(87.8)
31.4
(88.5)
30.95
(87.72)
Average low °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
22.9
(73.2)
24.6
(76.3)
25.8
(78.4)
25.7
(78.3)
23.9
(75)
23.4
(74.1)
23.6
(74.5)
23.7
(74.7)
23.8
(74.8)
23.3
(73.9)
22.0
(71.6)
23.71
(74.67)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.12)
4
(0.16)
13
(0.51)
76
(2.99)
295
(11.61)
905
(35.63)
1,083
(42.64)
539
(21.22)
274
(10.79)
237
(9.33)
106
(4.17)
22
(0.87)
3,557
(140.04)
Source: Climate-Data.org[8]

Transport[edit]

Mahé's nearest airport is Calicut International Airport, Karipur, at a distance of 85 km; Kannur Airport under construction is nearing completion at Mattannur at a distance of 40 kilometres (25 miles). The nearest Railway Station is Mahé, where a few local and express trains stop. The nearest major railway stations, where several long distance trains stop, are Thalassery, Kannur, Mangalore and Vatakara.

Administration[edit]

Mahé Municipality is the seat of the local administration of Mahé. The Mahé municipal area comprises 9 square kilometres (3.5 square miles) with one Assembly Constituency, i.e. Mahé. Municipal Council was not in existence with effect from 1978. Thereafter, the Regional Administrator or Regional Executive Officer used to exercise the power of the chairman and Vice-Chairman in the capacity of Special Officer of Mahé Municipal Council. Civic elections were held during 2006 after nearly 30 years. Based on the elections, the chairman and 15 councillors of Mahé Municipality were sworn in.

Divisions[edit]

  1. Mahé Town
  2. Cherukallayi
  3. Chalakkara
  4. Chembra
  5. Palloor
  6. Pandakkal
An image of Boat House located on the bank of mayyazhi river.

Wards[edit]

Mahé Municipality consists of 15 wards.

Mahé Pocket

  1. Mundock
  2. Manjakkal
  3. Choodikotta
  4. Parakkal
  5. Valavil

Naluthara Pocket

  1. Pandakkal North
  2. Pandakkal Central
  3. Pandakkal South
  4. Palloor North-East
  5. Palloor North-West
  6. Palloor South-West
  7. Palloor South-East
  8. Chalakkara North
  9. Chalakkara South

Cherukallayi Pocket

  1. Cherukallayi

Education[edit]

Mahatma Gandhi Government Arts College in Mahé, was established in the year 1970 by I K Kumaran. The Mahé Co-operative College of Teacher Education was established in 2005 and is part of the Mahé Co-operative Centre for Information Technology Ltd.[9][10] Other institutions include Mahé Co-operative College of Higher Education & Technology, Mahé Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Govt Ayurveda College and Rajiv Gandhi Govt Industrial Training Institute, Mahé.

Notable people[edit]

In Popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The spelling "Mahe" appears to be the only one for the Mahe District (as can be seen from the District's official website and other official sites). "Mahé" seems to survive for the town proper.
  2. ^ H. Castonnet des Fosses, "L’Inde avant Dupleix", Revue de l’Anjou, Angers, July–August 1886, p. 91, note 1.
  3. ^ The detailed accounts of the expedition barely mention young La Bourdonnais' role.
  4. ^ "History of Mahé". Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.calicutnet.com/yourtown/mahe/history.htm
  6. ^ http://pib.nic.in/feature/feyr98/fe0898/f1808986.html
  7. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  8. ^ "CLIMATE: MAHE", Climate-Data.org. Web: [1].
  9. ^ Mahé Co-operative College of Teacher Education (MCCTE). Pondicherry Today. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
  10. ^ Mahé Co-operative College of Teacher Education (MCCTE). Retrieved 9 August 2012.

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