Kottayam is additionally called "akshara nagari" which suggests "city of letters" in terms of contributions to the medium and literature. The rulers of munnad and thekkumkur are headquartered in thazhangadi within the former kottayam city. The rulers of munnad and thekkumkur are headquartered in thazhangadi within the former kottayam city. In the early thirties, there was hefty support from the district for the adequate illustration of non-caste Hindus, Christians and Muslims within the state legislative assembly. .