A team of students and teachers from New York University, Abu Dhabi, visited PSMO College, Tirurangadi, on Thursday. The team reached the campus as part of their study of Malabar’s Mapila legacy and culture.
The 14-member team from seven countries showed particular interest in Mapilapattu and related art forms. Led by Samuel Mark Anderson, Abby Diez, and Neelima Jeychandran, the team explored various aspects of Mapila history and tradition.
Apart from a seminar and an interactive session, the students of PSMO College performed Mapilapattu and Kolkali for their guests.
Earlier, the team visited the Parappanangadi coastal region and learned more about the evolution of Kolkali. Kolkali artiste Majeed Gurukkal and team explained the intricacies of the Mapila art.
PSMO college manager M.K. Bava inaugurated the seminar on Thursday. History scholar Shibinu spoke on the future of Kerala’s migration. Principal K. Azeez presided. Former head of the history department Abdul Razak, history teachers Mohammed Haseeb N., Abdul Rauf P., Abdul Rasheed, Sharavanan R., and Fahad K. spoke.