The Living Legacy of Kayalpattinam: Sufis, Sultans, Scholars, Traders and Invaders

Kayalpattinam has invited all sorts of people and civilizations to its erstwhile bustling seaport. MUHAMMED NOUSHAD visits the historic town and meets its people to narrate its fascinating tale of the past and the present. ‘It’s a small town with an excessive baggage of history’, a few well-meaning friends had warned me, before I set off my journey to Kayalpattinam. The

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