Changaram Komarath: The Ancient Household of Mitavadi C Krishnan in Mullassery

I revisited the Changaram Komarath household of Mitavadi in early April 2013 after almost  four years.  Though I had read a lot on Mitavadi and his counter hegemonic struggles against caste and untouchability from my early doctoral research stage in 2002 onwards, I first visited the place in 2009 while teaching briefly in an Engineering […]

Fighting Caste in Early 19th century Kerala: Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker

It is a long sandy strip of land between the Arabian sea and the  backwaters on the southern coast of Kerala near Kayamkulam.  Arattupuzha in Karthikapally Taluk of Alapuzha district lies between Trikunapuzha and Valiazheekal.  Now a new bridge connects it to Kayamkulam in the east as well.  It is separated from the mainland by […]