Sunday, August 19, 2018
Kerala

People, Customs, Ceremonies & Rituals


People

Muslims

Mohammedans form a flourishing community. They came to the ports of Kerala from Arabia and gained influence mainly in Calicut in the beginning. They grew strong in population and mingled with other communities not only in matters of trade but also in the local customs and usages. They now wield very high political power in spite of their position as a minority and this status quo is maintained in at least a dozen political constituencies enjoying the privileges of a minority. The community is making rapid social and cultural progress.

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