Paattu is an ancient Muslim folklore that dates back to thousands of years, when the people of south Indian state of Kerala and Arabian Gulf shared maritime relations.
The programme was hosted to pay homage to Mappila
poet Moyin Kutty Vaidhyar who popularised Mappilla music in India's Kerala province and also among Indian expatriates in the Gulf.
An uprising in 1921 against British authorities and Hindu landlords in the Malabar region of India, led by Mappila
Muslims, who were mostly tenants.
The place sprang to prominence when it became the epicentre of the violent Mappila
(or Moplah) riots in 1921, fuelled chiefly by the Khilafat movement.
Here he examines the fisherfolk of that southern state both diachronically and synchronically using comparative research among the Mappila
, Hindu, and Latin Christian people.