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Malabar Coast

, Malabar
a region along the SW coast of India, extending from Goa to Cape Comorin: includes most of Kerala state



historic region in South India between the coast of the Arabian Sea (Malabar Coast) and the mountains of the Western Ghats.

In ancient times and during the Middle Ages numerous principalities of Malabar were essentially independent, although from time to time they were associated with various unstable state formations (usually they paid tribute). The state of Chera, or Kerala (c. third century B.C. to c. ninth century A.D.) existed in the southern part of Malabar. The most important principalities of Malabar were Calicut (15th-16th centuries) and Travancore and Cochin (18th century). Malabar was the first region in India subjected to colonial plunder by the European states. In the 16th century Portuguese bases were established in Malabar. In the 17th century trading stations of the Dutch, English, and French were established there. The British-owned East India Company seized Malabar toward the end of the 18th century. The people of Malabar time and again rose up against the colonialists (the Malabar revolt of 1793-1806, the revolt of the Moplahs in 1921-22). In independent India the territory of Malabar has been a part of the states of Karnataka and Kerala since 1956.


Alaev, L. B. luzhnaia Indiia: Sotsial’no-ekonomicheskaia istoriia XIV-XVIII vv. Moscow, 1964.
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In his speech, Malabari said he wrote the book after conducting considerable research at McGill University in Canada.
There was disappointingly little for me in the Malabari main courses - nothing in fact apart from a mixed vegetable version of the traditional stuff (vegetarians expect to be spoilt for choice in an Indian restaurant).
With her framework established, Burton devotes a chapter to each of her chosen subjects: Pandita Ramabai, a reformer and Christian convert who came to Britain for medical training; Cornelia Sorabji, who studied law at Oxford; and Behramji Malabari, who came to London as an established poet and wrote for Indian consumption an account of his travels.
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The paper mostly deals with English and American pirates; the role of Malabari sailors and other groups resorting to violence is only briefly touched upon.
With friends among Indian Reformers such as Dadoghai Narroji and Benramji Malabari, Butler was not to be put down so easily.
Each of the other three chapters is devoted to the one of the three Indians whose encounters in the metropolis are examined at length -- namely, Pandita Ramabai, a Hindu educator and social reformer; Cornelia Sorabji, a Parsi Christian in search of professional education; and Behramji Malabari, a well-educated Parsi writer and leader of a social reform movement against Hindu child marriage.
Shearer cooked a starter of tandoori scallops followed by malabari champ, lamb chops with South Indian spices cooked in a clay oven.
Onam, which is celebrated by people of Malabari descent in India, marks the climax of the harvest season and onset of cultural season in Kerala.
They also make biryani on Eid; the taste is distinctly Malabari.
For my main choice I opted for Malabari Salmon (pounds 15.
Ibrahim Hussain Malabari, a Canadian Islamic scholar of Indian origin and director of the Islamic Center in Toronto, reacted to such Prophet bashing in a different but proactive manner, capturing the opportunity to highlight the real qualities of the Prophet and his mercifulness.