Radhika Ramnath’s ‘How We Became Honorary Malayalis’ book launched – UKMALAYALEE

Radhika Ramnath’s ‘How We Became Honorary Malayalis’ book launched

Monday 6 August 2018 1:26 AM UTC

KOCHI August 6: ‘How We Became Honorary Malayalis’ is an affectionate, light-hearted tribute to the Kerala of the nineteen seventies and eighties, and everything that made it the place that it was.


This was the time when the largest centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had been established in the suburbs of the capital city Trivandrum (now Thiruvananthapuram), bringing with it a sudden influx of people from all over the country.

The resulting tumult created in the peaceful tenor of life of the local residents – as well as the new arrivals – is told through the personal experiences of one of the non-Malayali families that arrived in Trivandrum at that time, and their enriching and enlightening experiences of living there for the next two decades as they weathered the Holi vs Onam, the Coconut oil vs Mustard oil, and other such deep cultural confrontations!


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