Malabar Literature Festival's Heritage Walk ‘De Malabaricus’ held at Ponnani

The Heritage Walk as part of Malabar Literature Festival (MLF) started on Sunday at Ponnani where the event witnessed participation of cultural and literary figures. Titled ‘De Malabaricus’, the walk heralded MLF, which is to be held from November 31 to December 3 at Kozhikode. At Ponnani, the Heritage Walk was led by local historians and authors including TV Abdurahman Kutti, KM Abdurahiman, Kunju Bava Master and CK Rafeeq. The walk covered the cultural, heritage and architectural sites of Ponnani including Valiya Jamath Palli, Maunathul Islam Sabha, Misrippalli, Valiya Jaram, Thottungal Palli and some of the old warehouses (Pandikashalas). The participants engaged with local historians while exploring the local cuisine and the diverse cultural spots. The Heritage Walk is an integral part of MLF’s endeavour to celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Malabar. The next phases of the Heritage Walk will be held in Kozhikode, Kodungallur, Tirurangadi, Koyilandy and Thalassery where the participants will immerse in the cultural treasures of Malabar while interacting with local historians and heritage enthusiasts. MLF is an annual gathering that celebrates the rich tapestry of Malabar's language, literature, arts, culture, and international relations. It serves as a platform for diverse voices and ideas, bringing together a diverse array of authors and experts from around the world.