The Curry Coast Travels In Malabar 500 Years After Vasco Da Gama

The Curry Coast Travels In Malabar 500 Years After Vasco Da Gama (Paperback)

By Binoo K John 
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9386050684
EAN: 9789386050687
No. of Pages: 256
Binding: Paperback
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Retracing the footsteps of explorer Vasco da Gama 500 years after hisarrival on the shores of Calicut, Binoo K. John finds himself in a landof graceful rivers, serene beaches and lush, tropical greenery. At theKochi and St Angelo forts, where battles were fought between localkings and Portuguese, Dutch, English and French invaders from thesixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, Binoo sees the foundations of adiverse, cosmopolitan society being laid. From his studies of the socialreform, Marxist, Communist and Naxalite movements which sweptKerala before and after Independence, Binoo gains an insight into howone of India's most socially and politically aware states was shaped.And, over three extensive journeys in Kerala, Binoo finds a stateshedding its revolutionary past to embrace consumerism, a populacerestless to leave its moorings, and creeping fundamentalism.Anecdotes and asides intersperse this grand narrative of ancient andcontemporary history and enliven it-a meeting with the 96-year-old Zamorin, whose ancestors welcomed da Gama to Calicut, andone with the tribals of Mananthawady district where the Naxalitemovement took root in Kerala in the 1960s; visits to vast ship-buildingyards and to exotic spice markets. And, with a sense of occasionallybittersweet homecoming, Binoo indulges in the region's trademarkculinary delicacies-egg-topped Alkapuri biryani, Chettinad prawn,neymeen fish curry and the 'touchingz' which go with the drinks.Effortlessly combining history, travel writing and scholarship, TheCurry Coast will tell you all that you wanted to know about Malabar andKerala.

About the Author

Binoo K. John is a senior journalist who has worked with India Today,Indian Express, Mail Today and DNA, Mumbai. His published worksinclude Entry from Backside Only: Hazaar Fundas of English, Under a Cloud:Life in Cherrapunji, the Wettest Place on Earth and a novel, The Last Song ofSavio de Souza. He is also the founder-director of the Kovalam LiteraryFestival, Thiruvananthapuram. He lives in Delhi with his wife, Rebecca,and son, Zubin.

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Title: The Curry Coast Travels In Malabar 500 Years After Vasco Da Gama
Publisher: Speaking Tiger
Author: Binoo K John
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 9386050684
EAN: 9789386050687
No. of Pages: 256
Binding: Paperback

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