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Remembering #MalabarHinduGenocide which happened on this very day, Sept 25th in 1921. #NeverForget the Ghost of #Khilafat. More than 10000 #Hindus from then over 4 taluks of #Malabar - present #Palakkad #Malappuram #Kozhikode #Kannur #Wayanad spanning… ImageImageImageImage
an area of 2,000 square miles places are killed. 300 temples were partially or fully damaged, properties worth millions of rupees belonging to Hindus were looted/burned. Nearly 200,000 Hindu #Refugees reached in various relief camps in neighbouring districts. ImageImageImageImage
No Hindu family were remained unaffected in #Eranad. Of the total population of nearly 1 million, #Mappilas formed nearly 32%. In Ernad Taluk, which was the epicentre of the rebellion (which is roughly the present day Malappuram district), #Muslims were in a majority. ImageImageImageImage
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Engineering a City #thread
Having spent my entire childhood in #Kochi (#Cochin ), it feels criminal to not know the story of how the city came to be the #metropolis it is today. Putting together a thread to trace the journey of the city which has been so endearingly mine (1)
Part 1: The #Malabar Mud-Banks
The story of Cochin is not just about how an engineering marvel can change social fabric, but also of many tenets of #British #Colonialism in India which is often taken for granted, passed off lazily as exploitation, missing nuance (2)
As with any coastal town, the cultural and economic history of Kochi is intertwined with maritime trade routes since the time of the Early Romans and Arabs. Thanks to the #biennale , most of us would now be familiar with the term #Muzuris (3)
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Basel Mission (1/4)

Dr William Stokes took charge of the Basel Mission Hospital in Calicut in 1895 until 1926. Käthe Fritz worked as a deaconess and nurse at the hospital between 1900 and 1915. Both pictured here with others outside the hospital (📷BM Archives)
#KeralaHistory Stokes and Cathy seated on a chair, Stokes sitting cross-leg
The hospital's medical activities continued alongside the missionary work. In one photograph (c.1900-02), Käthe poses with a Biblewoman--the ambassadors of the Mission in Malabar who visited local households to spread the word of the Bible to the womenfolk. (📷BM Archives) Cathy, seated, holidng a baby. A local woman stands over her
In an 1898 report, Stokes also writes about his visits to upper-caste Nair and Nambudiri homes; he notes it was rare for them to come to the hospital, because "the majority would rather die than lose caste by coming into Hospital”
(📷Hospital, c1895-99; BM Archives) #Malabar View of Mission Hospital in 1895-99. Stookes can be seen sta
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