Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #keralahistory

Most recents (2)

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)
Read 60 tweets
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
Read 5 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!