Looking back on the lives and times of the Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta was the session that expounded his account on Kozhikode.
There lies many controversies regarding the travelogues of Ibn battuta. Accusations such as, he wrote his work without actually travelling and plagiarised many parts are still in existence.
Mahamood Kooriya stated that beyond all these questions and accusations, the cultural and religious aspects marked by Ibn Battuta is what that must be taken into consideration and should be the topic of analysis.
The trails Ibn Batutta left through his travelogues talks about the Hindu-Muslim unity in Kozhikode. He has stated that that the northern part of Calicut held a mosque that was taken care of by the Namboothiri community due to the lack of Muslims in the area. He had also mentioned the port of Calicut to be the largest in the world and quoted the place as the city of truth and love.
Mahamood Kooria spoke about the prosperity and the worldwide connections that Calicut once possessed. He raised the doubt if Calicut was losing the web of connections it used to enjoy in today’s better networked world.
Tanura Sunny, introduced the application, Ibn Battuta, as a new scheme by the electronic village. The application includes worldwide travellers, travelogues and their paths. The application also contains the reports of the research happening at the electronic village. “This application also helps the users in writing their travel memoirs," she added.