- Sankara Subha Iyer
Sir S. Sankara Subha Iyer CIE, also known as Shungrasoobyer, was an Indian administrator who served as the Dewan of Travancore state from 1892 to 1898Cite web|url=http://www.worldstatesmen.org/India_princes_K-W.html#Tiruvidamkodu|title=List of dewans of Travancore|accessdate=2008-07-12|publisher=worldstatesmen.org] .
Tenure as Dewan
Travancore was witnessing a movement for Dalit upliftment at the time Shankara Subha Iyer became Dewan in 1892. There was no representation for the low-caste Hindu community Ezhavas in theTravancore Legislative Council, constituted in 1888. cite book | title=Social Mobility in Kerala: Modernity and Identity in Conflict | url=http://books.google.co.in/books?id=rMRw0gTZSJwC&pg=PA192&lpg=PA192&dq=1895+travancore+petition+dewan&source=web&ots=x97DHHWmMH&sig=wvuFv0GyV_XzxlanckHKWdjDkrI&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result| coauthors=Filippo Osella, Caroline Osella| date=200| pages=192| id=ISBN:074531693X] Hence, in 1895, the Ezhavas presented a memorial to the Dewan demanding more political representation. However, the Ezhavas received no response.
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