Malabar

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Prof. E. Ismail
In Kerala, mahal (mahallu in Malayalam) commonly refers to the local unit of Islamic social organisation, with a Cathedral Mosque (Juma Masjid) at the pivotal position. The origins of this organisational structure are not clearly known as there is little evidence regarding the communal life in…
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Prof. E. Ismail
Trade relations in Malabar during the medieval and early modern periods have deeply influenced the area’s socio-economic, cultural and religious life. This article explores how one Muslim community of traders, the Keyis, influenced the visual, architectural and religious life of Thalassery, a…
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Prof. E. Ismail
In Kerala, mahal (mahallu in Malayalam) commonly refers to the local unit of Islamic social organisation, with a Cathedral Mosque (Juma Masjid) at the pivotal position. The origins of this organisational structure are not clearly known as there is little evidence regarding the communal life in…
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Prof. E. Ismail
Kuttichira is a Muslim quarter lying on the western side of Kozhikode city in north Kerala; the name refers to the fact that it is located around a chira (pond in Malayalam). It is almost completely dominated by a powerful Muslim community called the Koyas. The area includes modern Kuttichira,…
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Dr Azeez Tharuvana
Cuisine has an indisputable role in shaping the identity of a region. Food represents happiness, contentment and prosperity, apart from fulfilling its primary role of ensuring sustenance. The food habits of people are inseparably related to the socio-cultural and economic conditions of their region…
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Dr Azeez Tharuvana
Aside from being writer and journalist from Malabar, Shihabudheen Poythumkadavu is also an excellent cook. In this conversation with Dr Azeez Tharuvana, he talks about the prominence of Thalaserry town in the culinary map of Malabar. He dwells on its food diversity and practices, and also examines…
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Dr Azeez Tharuvana
Kozhikode (previously Calicut) is a prominent city on the Malabar Coast. The Malabar culinary culture has been shaped by centuries of trade with Mesopotamia, Greece, Egypt, Rome, Jerusalem and the Arab world. It has its own trademark biriyani, spicy dishes and sweet snacks that you won’t find in…
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Dr Azeez Tharuvana
Ummi Abdullah is often called the 'matriarch' of Malabari Muslim food. She is one of the early women cookbook authors from the region. Her first book, titled Malabar Muslim Cookery, was published in 1981. In this conversation with Azeez Tharuvana, she talks about her culinary experiments and…
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Dr Azeez Tharuvana
The Malabar Coast of Kerala is a melting pot of different cooking methods and ingredients, including spices. Its cuisine, evolved as a result of centuries of trade and cultural transactions with West Asia, has acquired a distinctive character of its own within the different culinary traditions of…
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