N P Chekkutty

Taking on a behemoth

The life story of Katharine Gerrard Cooke (1695-1745) evokes the struggles faced by the early English pioneers in India. (Part 2)

Feb 22, 2016

A massacre at the seaside

The life story of Katharine Gerrard Cooke (1695-1745) evokes the struggles faced by the early English pioneers in India. (Part 1)

Feb 19, 2016

Hell on Ascension

The story of Cochin’s Robinson Crusoe – found guilty of sodomy and banished to Ascension Island.

Mar 19, 2015

The life and letters of Elizabeth Draper

The world celebrated the tercentenary of writer Laurence Sterne (1713- 1768) in 2013. A tribute to the woman who inflamed his passions, Eliza, born in a remote south Indian village.

Mar 13, 2014

Lost rulers of the Malabar Coast

Tales of love and loss from the heyday of Portuguese rule in Kochi.

Dec 10, 2012

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