Malabar-Ma’bar Ties: How Kayalpattinam Shaped Islam in Malabar?

Islam in Malabar, its cultural richness and heritage, is indebted to Kayalpattinam in many ways: including Ponnani Makhdooms, Mattancherry Nainas and Calicut Kunjalis. MUHAMMED NOUSHAD documents the historic overlaps between the people of Ma’bar and Malabar in Sufi lineages, scholarly exchanges and cuisine. From Kozhikode KSRTC bus station, every evening, a green-themed inter-state transport bus of Tamil Nadu state used

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Matrilocality, Mudukku and Maasi: Kayal’s Distinct Cultural Saga

Kayalpattinam’s cultural distinction includes matrilocal practices, wedding ceremonies, cosmopolitan culinary influences, women-only Thaikas, Mudukk and popular entertainments. MUHAMMED NOUSHAD looks into the cultural practices of the town. When you take a walk through the immaculate interior alleys of Kayalpattinam, the town elders might inquisitively stare at you and offer guidance. It is their way of telling you that you are

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