“The fort which was guarded by the Kombais were almost impregnable until every one of the dogs was killed….”
Towards the end of the 18th century, Sivagangai was ruled by the Marudhu brothers – Periya Marudhu and Chinna Marudhu. They were the first to demand independence from the British and hence became the target of the British army’s attacks.
While the brothers were caught and even their army defeated, it is noted in the records of the British, that
The fort which was guarded by the Kombais were almost impregnable until every one of the dogs was killed.
These fierce dogs put up a brave fight till the very end and their bravery features in ballads sung by the locals.
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