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Journeys galore
Ten years later, in 1659, Idris returns to Kozhikode to witness the Mamangam festival at Thirunavaya. At the Mamangam, the Chaver Pada or Suicide Squad wants to ambush the bodyguards of Aswathi Thirunal, the new Zamorin. Unknown to the Chavers, ...
Recounting tales of suicide warriors
Every 12 years they would plan to assassinate the Zamorin (Hindu Nair ruler) of Calicut (Kozhikode) who would come to the festival of Mamankam on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha or Nila. The story caught my imagination and after reading another ...
'It was like a birthday gift for my father'
The Pulluvan Paattu, which describes the 1683 Mamangam (the once-in-12-years festivity that stamped the power of the Zamorin over the land) spoke of a young warrior Kandavar who is on a mission to assassinate the king.
An equal music
After Anita Nair's Idris with the Mamangam and Chavers who challenge the Zamorin, comes Odayan II-Yuddham, which is set in the same time and space. The graphic novel published by Pop Culture Publications tells the story of a vigilante named Odayan, ...
It started with a song
The Idris journey began with a ballad. “It boils down to this folk ballad that I read,” says Anita Nair. “It refers to a mamangam (a kingship festival where all the vassal kings declare their allegiance and troth to the Zamorin) of 1683.

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Mamankam festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mamankam festival or Mamangam festival (Malayalam: മാമാങ്ക ... festival, is believed to have been held in 1755, when the Samoothiri/Zamorin had a ...
Mamankam - A grant cultural event conducted every twelve years to
Mamankam was held once in every 12 years at Thirunavaya, on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha. Zamorin would stand waiting at the Nilapadu Thara ...
Kshatriya - Mamankam festival or Mamangam festival... - Facebook
The last such Mamankam festival, is believed to have been held in 1755, when the Samoothiri/Zamorin had a hair-breadth escape from a chaver aged 16 ...
Historic Alleys: Chavers of Malabar
Mar 13, 2009 In Malabar was a custom by which the Zamorin or king of Calicut had to cut ... The mamankam festival and the background is well explained in ...
Maamaangam - YouTube
Sep 23, 2011 Mamankam / Mamangam was an ancient festival celebrated on the banks of the river Bharathapuzha in Thirunavaya, Malabar coast, south ...

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