Warrier's Mail, 24052020 : Focus on Kerala History
Warrier's Mail, 24052020 : Rajahs' Special
Many, who are debating the present status of Kerala, are unaware of the history of Kerala prior to the formation of the linguistic state of Kerala in 1957. The geographical area now known as Kerala, prior to 1957, during different periods, belonged in bits and pieces to different kingdoms, provinces, foreign invaders etc. There was a short period when Malabar remained annexed to Bombay Province also. Kerala's culture, civilization, literacy, wealth and heritage were influenced and impacted by all these.
All these years, the region has been giving more than what it has been receiving. If the gross unaccounted and accounted assets in Kerala and the accumulated networth of Malayalees living across geographies are valued and factored in, the quantum will be a reasonably high multiple of the present estimated GDP of the state. There is no other region or community in the world which can make a similar claim.
Still, Malayalees (mostly misinformed) themselves lament that Kerala is a remittance-dependant economy. And, it's true in a limited, temporary, sense.
Until a "Manu" digs out more facts and figures and comes out with a modern day "Smrithi" acceptable to the rulers and the ruled, social media trollers will continue to entertain us with jokes on Kerala.
M G Warrier
A. Interview: Manu S Pillai on ‘The World of Raja Ravi Varma’, his new book.
Manu S Pillai, author of "Ivory Throne", tries to connect dots and tell us a new story using a new methodology in research. He goes deeper into the lives/background of the portraits and paintings of Raja Ravi Varma and finds their historic and biographical perspectives.
B. The Undefeated Malabar King : Unsung Hero of Kerala's story
Pazhassi Raja's story.
C. Kadathanad Rajah's: Kadathanad Royal Dynasty
D. Palghat Acchans or Shekhari Varma:
E. Watch "Zamorin of Calicut" and listen
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