Dr. K. N Ganesh, Dr. Shamsad Hussain, I. Sameel Moderated by M.P Basheer
KLF 2020, the most awaited fest, unveiled with the first session, on the most discussed and controversial topic 'Malabar Rebellion : A peasant strike or communal riot?' by Dr.Shamsad Hussian, I. Sameel,P. Shivadas, moderated by M. P Basheer. The speakers shared the background of malabar riot and expressed their views on how tactfully the riot had been made to misinterpret by the Britishers on it's centenery.
Speaker Shamsad Hussain questioned the title of the session and shared the different cases and miseries of people who undertook malabar riot. I.Sameel pointed out the problem with interpretations and how Malabar Riot is often confined within the binaries. P. Shivadas and M.P Basheer supported the statements and chipped in similar views. One of the audience hailing from Manjeri questioned the reluctance of historians to bring up the matter as it is.The session concluded with the statement that Malabar riot is the correct term and all else are British framed constructs.