23rd & 24th May 2020
Nalanda Auditorium, Kozhikode
The year 2021 marks the centenary of Mappila Riots which occurred at Eranad – Valluvanad Taluks as a part of the Khilafat Movement in 1921. Ahead of the centenary, Kesari Weekly (owned by Hindustan Prakashan Trust), Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) and Mythic Society Bangalore are jointly conducting a National Seminar on the 23 & 24 May 2020 at Nalanda Auditorium, Kozhikode.
The inaugural function of seminar entitled with the main theme “Role and influence of Mappila Riots in the current socio-politico-economic deviations in Malabar” will begin at 10 am on 23 May 2020. Many eminent scholars and historians will present their papers in this seminar. We cordially invite you to participate in this historic event and make it a grand success.
Dr. N. R. Madhu
Dr. M. K. Valsan
Chairman, Organizing Committee
General Convenor, Organizing Committee
Mappila riots are a series of riots by the Mappilas i.e. Muslims in Malabar region of Kerala against the Hindus in 1921. Mappilas did many atrocities against the Hindus of Malabar. So many Hindus were killed and many got forcibly converted to Islam. Several Hindu families have driven away from their homeland. The outbreaks created by the Mappilas were later misinterpreted as a part of the Indian Independence Movement against the British. Khilafat movement of the global Muslims was the main source of inspiration for the riots.
Even though riots aimed to establish religious supremacy and power in the region, the communist historians and communal forces portray this as a freedom movement hiding the truth behind it. The Mappila riots caused serious socio-politico-economic deviations in Malabar. These riots are the major reasons for the existing communal polarization in Malabar. The seminar aims at discussing the various socio-politico-economic aspects of the Mappila riots in the current scenario. The historic and social deviations along with other important aspects are also discussed.
Inaugural Session: 10.00 am – 11.30 am
11.30 am – 12 noon: Tea Break
Session 1: 12 noon – 1.00 pm
1 pm – 2.30 pm: Lunch Break
Session 2: 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm
3.30 pm – 4 pm: Tea Break
Session 3: 4.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Session 4: 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm
6pm onwards: Poetic drama adaaptation from “Duravastha” of Kumaranashan, written by Dr. Madhu Meenachil, directed by Kalamandalam Dhanusha and performance by students from Vedavyasa Vidyalayam, Calicut.
Session 5: 10.00 am – 11.00 am
11.00 am : Tea Break
Session 6: 11.30 am – 12.30 pm
12.30 pm – 2.00 pm : Lunch Break
2.00 pm : Valedictory Function